African Angels joins the Days for Girls Enterprise Family

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Days for Girls (DfG) is an international organisation which believes that by combining innovative menstrual health solutions and education with Social Entrepreneurs they can shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls.

By providing cost-effective, safe, sustainable and contextually relevant products to help women and girls manage their periods and engage in school and work activities and by adding the education to de-stigmatise menstruation, DfG and African Angels aim to help menstrual women and girls break the cycle of poverty and live their lives with dignity.

It works

The DfG products and education curriculum are proven. Since their establishment in 2008 they have impacted the lives of more than 2 million menstruators in over 144 countries. African Angels is proud to be a part of the DfG family as the only South African based enterprise accepted in 2021.

African Angels – A Days for Girls Enterprise

The fledgling African Angels enterprise, based inside the Chintsa East township, has trained and employed four local Chintsa East women (who all happen to have children or grandchildren attending African Angels) to sew the DfG kit, to the DfG specifications, and, more importantly, deliver menstrual health and hygiene education in the community. In addition to the job creation opportunities for locals, a portion of the profits on every product sold will be used to help fund primary school education at African Angels Independent School.

I love sewing and it’s great to be part of this new enterprise. Being part of the project has given me the confidence to talk about menstrual health with my daughter

Noxolo Mantisi one of the sewing team

Our team has undergone the required training and is currently adapting the products and processes to align with the DfG standards.

We will launch at the end of June, when we have inventory and a Gold Standard operation. Stay tuned!

The first education session was presented by Temie Makefungana at the Chintsa East Community Hall, for a small group of ladies invited by the sewing team .
“The ladies who attended were very impressed with the washable pads that they were given and the information they received. I know some of the women have already started keeping a menstrual calendar. I am so happy that the project will help girls to stay in school. I can’t wait for the next education session.”
Temie Makefungana, course presenter