We've reached our target!
We’re very pleased to announce that we reached our fundraising target following our Crowdfunder that closed in January. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. Without your fantastic support, we wouldn’t be able to provide the funds we need for our upcoming Her Education Matters project.
What are we raising funds for?
In December we announced our new project Her Education Matters: Umodzi, partnering with Malawian organisation Umodzi Youth Organisation (UYO) to bring skills and education on menstrual management to local communities to help keep girls in education. We needed to raise £10,000 to get this project up and running.
We successfully raised all the funds needed through our Crowdfunder campaign; grants from LFT Trust and Alleyn’s School Parents Association; our charities reserves and other donations.
What is happening now?
Work has already started! We're really happy to share that, as well as completing sewing training for local women, UYO has purchased four sewing machines and sanitary pad materials, and production has begun. They plan to have produced 2,800 sanitary pads by the end of this month – a great start to the new year!
You can read more about it in this article in Malawi Voice.
Thank you again from everyone at Think Malawi for your continued support in helping us support the education of girls.