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Safe periods with Safepads for girls in Lotus River

Safe periods with Safepads for girls in Lotus River

Personal message

My name is Gerald Jacobs and I'm 38 years old. I grew up in Lotus River on the Cape Flats, a place I called home for 21 years. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times overcoming the many issues still plaguing the Cape Flats today. Over the years, I've often returned to catch up with old friends, aunties, and uncles, people who helped shape who I am today.

Each year, I try to do something to support young people growing up on the Cape Flats. This year, I decided to raise funds to purchase reusable sanitary pads for young women from my old neighbourhood. Young women staying out of school because they don't have sanitary towels is a well-known issue and remains one of the many obstacles they need to overcome. My wife, Sarah, who is a registered nurse, told me about a reusable pad called Safepad. It's self disinfecting and lasts for at least 5 years. Safe. Reusable.

Breakdown of costs:
Your donation will help save a lot of money for these girls. Makes sense to me. I would like you to help me purchase 50 boxes of Safepads for the young women in Lotus River.
Each box consists of 4 reusable Safepads and 1 box is R140.

My wife who is a nurse and is working with the Safepad product and has been working in the reproductive health field for the past 3 years, will assist with the distribution and reproductive health education free of charge.

I would like to reach my target by the end of September 2019.

These Safepads will ensure that young women don't have to worry about purchasing pads for the next 5 year - saving their households R1500. It also disinfects itself after wash and during use so there's no risk of infection while being used.

*Funds raised will go directly to Safepad South Africa*

Donations

  • Sep 06, 2019 - USD $ 28.31
  • "Best wishes" - Constanze

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 19.34
  • "Good idea" - Kirsten

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Awesome initiative Gerald! " - Astrid Van Ster

  • Sep 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Great initiative! " - Sarah

  • Sep 01, 2019 - USD $ 29.00
  • "You are amazing " - Trine H Vestergaard

  • Sep 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "So important!" - Mark

  • Sep 01, 2019 - R 143.95
  • "Great stuff Gerald! " - Gavin Joachims

  • Sep 01, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Well done Gerald. " - Sumon Phonwut

  • Aug 31, 2019 - USD $ 9.22
  • "What a wonderful cause! Thank you for what you do!" - Tina E

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 287.90
  • "An awesome and much needed initiative. Thank you." - Roz

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 287.90
  • "A very worthy cause." - Hayley

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 140.00
  • "Thank you for arranging this - it’s vital " - Tammi

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks!" - Frede

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Well done Gerald, fabulous initiative" - Dirk Pieters

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I've been that girl." - Liz Thebus

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 1 004.81
  • "Don’t change the world, change the way you live in it! Keep up the positive change!!" - Anon.,

  • Aug 29, 2019 - USD $ 34.28
  • "we need people who just do it and make the difference " - Dag

  • Aug 29, 2019 - USD $ 17.39
  • "Good work, good idea!" - Anders Winding

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 287.90
  • "Go G!! Always doing great things! " - Hannes

  • Aug 29, 2019 - USD $ 34.28
  • "Go Gerald - you are such an inspiration!" - Mie

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "For your kindness and humanity" - Mr_Robot

  • Aug 29, 2019 - USD $ 13.72
  • "Thank you for your initiative in this often overlooked area. " - Nn

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Doing it for the ladies. " - Gerald Jacobs

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 8 627.36

Fundraising target

R 7 000.00
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Gerald Jacobs (38) is raising funds to distribute reusable sanitary pads to girls in Lotus River in the Cape Flats, a place he called home for 21 years.