1,000 teenage & young girls receive sanitary wear to help them manage through the tough economic times as as the country pools together to manage the spread of Covid-19. In Partnership with Laja Trust, JJF hope to support as many girls as possible to ensure that their dignity is maintained during this time.
Mr. Jonathan Jackson, Chairman of the Jonathan Jackson Foundation said of the efforts, “About 65% of girls and women in Kenya are unable to afford sanitary towels. With the current pandemic this number is at risk to be on the rise with the economic impact now being hard felt. It is therefore important we protect young girls as much as we can and maintain their dignity during this time.” He continued, “We are also excited to now be in partnership and working in close collaboration with National Business Compact pushing the agenda for Water Sanitization & Hygiene in an effort to curb spread of Corona Virus.”
Speaking on behalf of Laja Trust, Steve Ngunyi, “We have been working with Jonathan Jackson Foundation over the last couple of weeks in food packing and distribution and now have progressed into collaborating to provide sanitary wear. The teamwork is amazing and we hope to continue our partnership to support more vulnerable communities.”
The teams distributed at 20 locations within Kibera, Kawangware, Kimabiu, Korogocho amongst others, with plans to increase in the coming weeks.