Africa Pads for Hope





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Malawi

Location: Mzuzu

Total Budget: $57,500

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Investing in teenage girls for a more just and stable world!

Africa Pads is a social enterprise that uses African fabric and resources to teach the Malawian women to make menstrual pads themselves. The village of Kamweko is currently producing Africa Pads. This process empowers the women to run a business and sell the pads locally. However, most schoolgirls cannot afford the pads. This grant will empower an African girl to stay healthy so that she can attend school full time, pursue her dreams and become a role model for young girls in her village.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9210

Rotary Club of: Mzuzu

Primary Contact: Susan Gwamba

Email: suelufusa@yahoo.co.uk

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins

Primary Contact: Robin Steele

Email: robinlynnsteele@msn.com

Project Status

Need $10,017
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1980620.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Fort Collins (5440)





Fort Collins (5440)





Fort Collins (5440)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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%.

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History Log Entries


by Robin Steele

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Robin Steele

System Entry: Pledge of $5,500 with $11,000 DDF by Robin Steele/Rotaract of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.


by Robin Steele

System Entry: Pledge of $750 by Robin Steele of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

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