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Days for Girls: Mission to the Cloud Forest of Peru

Friday, June 07, 2019

Days for Girls International, a partner of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, continues its global mission to distribute reusable feminine hygiene kits and offer education about women’s health. Founder Celeste Mergens recently had the privilege of traveling to the cloud forest of Písaq, Peru, and spending time with the women there. “As they experienced the education, they lit up,” Celeste said. “It was magical.”

Attendees shared stories about their struggles. One woman said that her daughters have to walk two hours to school. Before Days for Girls arrived, they had to use rags to manage their menstruation, with no ways to protect themselves from infection. Now, with washable, reusable pads and other hygiene products, these students no longer fear disease and are excited to share what they’ve learned with the other members of their community. Learn more about their story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6vcdu-YUrQ&feature=youtu.be.