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Event: 'Fundraiser For SHEnterprises - Mt. Pleasant, MI'Print
  Feminist
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

Millions of girls and women in developing countries miss up to 50 days of school/work per year because they do not have access to affordable sanitary pads when they menstruate. Currently, girls and women in this setting—if they have an option at all—turn to premium priced international brands which are too costly to sustain (e.g., in Rwanda, of the girls who miss school, 36% of them miss because pads are too expensive).  Alternatively, they turn to rags which, in combination with a lack of a clean accessible water supply, are unhygienic and potentially harmful, let alone ineffective to contain leakage.

SHE intends to fulfill girls’ and women’s unmet need by helping local women in developing countries jump-start their own businesses to manufacture and distribute affordable, quality, and eco-friendly sanitary pads.  SHE will look to use local raw materials, instead of all imported materials, to ensure affordability and accessibility.

SHE will couple its product innovation with a financially sustainable business model operated and owned by women in the community that can be replicated wherever the need exists.  SHE will instigate the launch of a local business by

  • Partnering with existing local women’s networks;
  • Ensuring a microfinance loan for women who will share start-up costs;
  • Training local group in necessary business skills and health and hygiene.
This fundraiser will include delicious vegan treats and a silent auction, with proceeds going to SHE!
For more information, contact Abby at boopasaur@hotmail.com
5-7 PM - Spinning Wheels Arena - 1241 N. Mission Rd Mt. Pleasant MI 48858


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