Period of Shame

This feature was aired on Citizen TV showing the plight of young girls who hide away when it is that period of the month. The amount allocated for provision of free sanitary towels was slashed by 99 million shillings in the financial year 2013/2014, this is from the 300 million shillings allocated previously to the ministry of education for the provision of sanitary towels to 568,925 needy girls between class 6 and 8, a fraction of the 2.5 million in need of the towels. Do you know what this means? Only 1\3 of the targeted girls will benefit. These girls from Marigat, Baringo county have never benefited from the program, revealing shocking details of how girls miss school during their menses and opt use goat skin, chicken feathers, soil and even leaves during their menses for lack of an option.