Our mission is to raise awareness in the US of the barriers Ugandan girls face to health, education and economic opportunity, and to work towards the removal of those barriers.
We work to accomplish this by:
- Raising funds through Bead Workshops, jewelry sales, and direct charitable contributions.
- Providing knickers (underwear), sanitary supplies, funds for separate pit latrines for girls and boys, and hand-wash stations to under-resourced schools in Uganda.
- Facilitating schools in health and hygiene education that removes the stigmas and myths about girls’ normal reproductive biology.
KFNL partners with one school at a time in Uganda. Providing knickers (underwear), sanitary supplies – along with health and hygiene education, and funds for separate latrines for girls and boys. One girl’s needs for the year can be met for $29 – a small investment with a big impact! Every year that a girl stays in school will increase her socio-economic prospects for the rest of her life.