According to the 2019 census, Kakamega county had a population of 1,867,579, out of which 897,133 consist of males and 970,406 are females. This implies that the ratio of males to females in Kakamega county is 1:1.08. The county is said to have a high fertility rate which leads to the county having a child-rich population. The backbone of the individuals within the county tends to be Agriculture as it often contributes to about 65% of the country’s total earnings. Farmers often deal with the trading of crops like maize, sorghum, finger millet, beans, and rice.
In addition to that, it is stated that the country has a poverty rate of 53% which eventually implies that the majority of their population lives in informal settlements and often faces challenges when it comes to accessing essentials like sanitary products. When it comes to menstruation, the majority of school-going girls face challenges when it comes to their monthly cycle since they do not have access to sanitary towels. 95% of the girls from underprivileged backgrounds tend to miss school during their monthly cycle, thus each month 4-7 days a girl would be away from school, sometimes the girls are forced to drop out of school and get married off at an early age. Also, some are forced to participate in sexual activities so they can get money to buy sanitary.
Other than that, there also tends to be a lack of menstrual health education that the women and girls within the county hold. They have minimal knowledge on matters relating to menstruation and this often leads to severe negative effects on their health.
This project targets 690 girls in the 5 different schools in Kakamega.
Pads distribution: 690 kits
Target Timeline – 27/06/22 – 29/06/22
Stakeholders -Together For Better
Pads: Ksh 483,000 [690 x 800( per pad kit it’s Ksh 800)]
Transportation: Ksh 120,000
Accommodation: Ksh 6,000 per day
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