A healthy life is something that The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® believes everyone deserves. Through our partners and our emerging impact initiatives, we are able to improve the health and wellness of millions of individuals around the world. Through clean water projects, medical supplies, feminine hygiene resources, and so much more, we are able impact the basic needs of those living in unhealthy conditions.
Sydney Crabb had the opportunity this past summer to travel to Cambodia through a public health program at Utah Valley University (UVU). As a member services representative at doTERRA®, Sydney was even more excited about the trip when she learned the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® was involved, donating both hygiene kits and Days for Girls Kits for distribution. Sydney and two other community health students quickly went to work, handing out 100 hygiene kits to three different schools and installing eight latrines and handwashing stations. They made even more of a difference in the lives of these villagers by distributing 250 Days for Girls Kits to female students and teachers and instructing about reproductive health.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is pleased to be supporting a pilot of the LETS program in the Port Salut, Haiti area. Women across the world, particularly in developing countries, struggle to understand and manage their menstruation and fertility. LETS is a revolutionary education initiative encourages men, women, and youth to make informed choices about their fertility, health, wellbeing and life in general. One of the key tools of the LETS program is a beautiful bead bracelet created by teams of local artisans. These Lunar Essential Tracker (LETS) bracelets are a fundamental component of the education initiative, as they empower women, and the men that support them, to track their reproductive cycles.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation has long valued their relationships with Days for Girls. Days for Girls provides quality, sustainable feminine hygiene supplies paired with education used to empower girls in developing countries. This allows girls to receive the support they need to attend school and work consistently. Through this partnership we have donated Days for Girls kits to communities in Nepal, Guatemala, Africa and many more locations.
Girls and women who do not have access to sanitary supplies often miss school or opportunities for income because they are unable to go about their daily tasks. By having access to feminine hygiene resources women and girls no longer are burdened by their feminine needs.
At the 2017 doTERRA Convention, more than 300 employees and Wellness Advocates assembled 5,110 hygiene kits, establishing a place in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.
“Our goal is to reach every girl, everywhere, period. There are so many things that are hard to change in this world. This isn’t one of them.”
-Celeste Mergens, Founder, Days for Girls