The Moon Cup Project
Co-founder of Project Dream; Sidikie Kargbo, grew up in Sierra Leone and learned that in his community and many other communities that girls faced many barriers and challenges to attending school. If families are going through financial difficulties they are more likely to send boys to school rather than girls. If a girl drops out of school the families are always eager to marry them off rather than have them sit around the house. Many girls also miss class because they can’t afford sanitary pads, to solve this problem Project Dream intends to procure and distribute eco friendly and reusable washable Moon cups made from soft medical grade silicone that can be reused for a long time. This will help girls in communities in Sierra Leone to attend school and not be prevented due to a monthly natural bodily occurance.