Our ‘knicker line’ is certainly one with a difference! It is helping women and girls in the Kori Chiefdom of Sierra Leone, to keep their washable sanitary towels in place. Last year the Soroptimist clubs in the London Anglia Region held a ‘sew in’ to make the sanitary towels. Each girl and woman is given three together with the knickers. For the girls it means that they do not miss out on schooling one week a month, which can only help them for their future.
We have just donated 60 pairs of knickers for the Kori Project, together with toiletry items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, moisturiser). In addition, we have provided four older heavier suitcases, which serve a double purpose – to transport items in a container to Sierra Leone and then to act as storage or wardrobes for families.
The main aim of the Kori Project is to empower, enable and educate women and girls in the Kori Chiefdom of Sierra Leone. The aim is to transform the lives of women and girls by encouraging them to take part in agriculture and education, especially in relation to health and welfare.
The club has supported the project for several years now, initially providing a selection of household goods – furniture, saucepans, blankets and a whole lot more.