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From time to time, we are able to provide basic necessities to the children and young people in the slums and villages. In June and July, we distributed toothpaste to the kids and sanitary items to young women and girls. We hope to continue this on a regular basis.
Without the sanitary pads the girls are forced to use old rags, scraps from rubbish piles or even nothing at all. Girls often venture into the jungle to clean themselves and we are devastated to hear that they often accosted by men who will abuse and rape them. There are no easy solutions to this, but our hope and vision is for the health and leadership programs of www.kotdwararhelp to one-day assist in breaking such negative cycles in the community.