G-2144

MoonCatchers; Girls' Education

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Kampala, Wakiso, etc.

Total Budget: $83,288

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Community economic development



THE NEED When girls reach puberty, they often drop out of school because they have no access to menstrual hygiene products. This leads to early marriage, childbearing at an early age, and a lack of financial independence. Their family suffers. The entire community suffers.

THE HOW: This grant will provide ten thousand ($5.50 ea.) of FREE reusable, washable menstrual kits (3 pads per kit) to school girls in Uganda that can be worn even without underwear. Each kit includes a small waterproof bag to wash the pads with a cup of precious water. The pads unfold to squares, so they can be dried in the sterilizing sun without embarrassment. They will be produced in Uganda, thus supporting employment and the local economy. For sustainability, this grant provides sewing machines and related equipment for creating an additional sewing guild.

SPENDING: $55,000 for MoonCatcher kits (70% materials, 30% labor); $7,000 for teaching the health curriculum, $7,000 (8.5%) for management, $7,000 sewing machines & tools, $7,000 contingency (to purchase extra kits if no contingency arises.)

INVOLVEMENT. Rotarians will distribute the MoonCatchers and teach the accompanying health curriculum. The new sewing guild will be supported by The Rotary Club of Namugongo.

TIMELINE: Start Dec 2019. Visit the hundreds of participating schools annually for 3 years.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Namugongo

Primary Contact: Pious Olaki

Email: polaki@lexuganda.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7190

Rotary Club of: Scotia

Primary Contact: Helen Penna

Email: helen_penna@yahoo.com

Project Status

Need $38,288
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1872625.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Scotia (7190)

4-Aug-19

$2,990

$0

$2,990

Niskayuna (7190)

4-Aug-19

$1,500

$0

$1,500

Skaneateles (7150)

4-Aug-19

$500

$0

$500

District 7690 DDF

14-Sep-19

-

$5,000

$5,000

Chestertown (7190)

25-Sep-19

$250

$0

$250

Monterey Cannery Row (5230)

17-Oct-19

$1,125

$0

$1,125

District 5230 DDF

18-Nov-19

-

$1,155

$1,155

District 3272 DDF

19-Nov-19

-

$2,000

$2,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$38,288

-

$38,288

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$22,326

$8,155

$30,480

Total

$83,288

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

4-Aug-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

4-Aug-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Lawrence Penna of the Rotary Club of Niskayuna, District 7190.

4-Aug-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $1,750 by Lawrence Penna of the Rotary Club of Niskayuna, District 7190.

4-Aug-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $250 by Helen Penna of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

4-Aug-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by PDG Ward Vuillemot of the Rotary Club of Skaneateles, District 7150.

14-Sep-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Helen Penna of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

14-Sep-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Lawrence A Penna of District 7690.

14-Sep-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Terry Phillips of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

25-Sep-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $250 by Shep Peck of the Rotary Club of Chestertown, District 7190.

17-Oct-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,125 by PDG Yavuz Atila of the Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row, District 5230.

17-Oct-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $30 by PDG Yavuz Atila of the Rotary Club of Monterey, District 5230.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Doreen Oathout of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $250 by Jayne Steubing of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $250 by Rod Rowledge of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Norm Miller of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Sharon & Bruce Bellamy of the Rotary Club of Scotia, District 7190.

18-Nov-19

by PDG Yavuz Atila

System Entry: Pledge of $1,155 DDF by PDG Yavuz Atila of District 5230.

19-Nov-19

by Helen Penna

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 DDF by Lawrence Penna of District 3272.

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