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Janice Kurth November 19, 2013

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Janice Kurth, GSE team leader to Africa, future District Governor (2015-2016), and member of the Rotary club of Del Mar, presented updates on both the sanitary pads project, which our club helped to support, and other project updates, in which she thinks we may have an interest. First, an update on the Nairobi, Kenya Sanitary Towel Project. A total of $5000 was sent for this project. Without sanitary ware each girl misses 45 days of 9 months of a school year. Combined across the population, that’s a lot of lost education. The total 2011/12 was 1394 recipients, which kept each of those girls in full time school for the entire year. Packages are marked not for sale to prevent their resale (or the temptation of resale) by corrupt or potentially corrupt officials. Local club members distribute the pads, demonstrate use, and keep everything running. Pads are purchased locally and cost approximately $5/yr per girl to keep them in school. Aside from the sanitary pads, Janice participated in a school development project in Kenya. For $58,000 in grants, they were able to fix up a school inside and out, improve hygiene by add water cisterns and collection systems, and replace open pit bathrooms with fully plumbed toilets including sinks to wash hands. They also improved safety throughout by including walkways and leveling fields. Janice also reviewed Microfinance as it’s used in Kenya and in San Diego. In particular she discussed a story in Kenya in which a gentleman disabled from leprosy and never before able to provide for himself, was given a microloan which enabled him to start a used shoe resale business. Once he was up and running he was not only able to provide for himself, but then attracted a wife and had 2 kids! The repayment rate is very good on these loans. Apparently there is also some microfinance in San Diego to help folks start small businesses such as crafts for sale. Opportunity drawing winner: Janice, who generously donated the proceeds to our club’s Polio Plus contributions for the year.

Janice Kurth GSE Team Leader, November 19, 2013

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Janice Kurth, GSE team leader to Africa, future District Governor (2015-2016), and member of the Rotary club of Del Mar, presented updates on both the sanitary pads project, which our club helped to support, and other project updates, in which she thinks we may have an interest.
First, an update on the Nairobi, Kenya Sanitary Towel Project. A total of $5000 was sent for this project. Without sanitary ware each girl misses 45 days of 9 months of a school year. Combined across the population, that’s a lot of lost education.
The total 2011/12 was 1394 recipients, which kept each of those girls in full time school for the entire year.
Packages are marked not for sale to prevent their resale (or the temptation of resale) by corrupt or potentially corrupt officials. Local club members distribute the pads, demonstrate use, and keep everything running. Pads are purchased locally and cost approximately $5/yr per girl to keep them in school.
Aside from the sanitary pads, Janice participated in a school development project in Kenya. For $58,000 in grants, they were able to fix up a school inside and out, improve hygiene by add water cisterns and collection systems, and replace open pit bathrooms with fully plumbed toilets including sinks to wash hands. They also improved safety throughout by including walkways and leveling fields.
  Janice also reviewed Microfinance as it’s used in Kenya and in San Diego. In particular she discussed a story in Kenya in which a gentleman disabled from leprosy and never before able to provide for himself, was given a microloan which enabled him to start a used shoe resale business. Once he was up and running he was not only able to provide for himself, but then attracted a wife and had 2 kids!
e repayment rate is very good on these loans. Apparently there is also some microfinance in San Diego to help folks start small businesses such as crafts for sale.

Janice Kurth November 19, 2013

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Janice Kurth, GSE team leader to Africa, future District Governor (2015-2016), and member of the Rotary club of Del Mar, presented updates on both the sanitary pads project, which our club helped to support, and other project updates, in which she thinks we may have an interest. First, an update on the Nairobi, Kenya Sanitary Towel Project. A total of $5000 was sent for this project. Without sanitary ware each girl misses 45 days of 9 months of a school year. Combined across the population, that’s a lot of lost education. The total 2011/12 was 1394 recipients, which kept each of those girls in full time school for the entire year. Packages are marked not for sale to prevent their resale (or the temptation of resale) by corrupt or potentially corrupt officials. Local club members distribute the pads, demonstrate use, and keep everything running. Pads are purchased locally and cost approximately $5/yr per girl to keep them in school. Aside from the sanitary pads, Janice participated in a school development project in Kenya. For $58,000 in grants, they were able to fix up a school inside and out, improve hygiene by add water cisterns and collection systems, and replace open pit bathrooms with fully plumbed toilets including sinks to wash hands. They also improved safety throughout by including walkways and leveling fields. Janice also reviewed Microfinance as it’s used in Kenya and in San Diego. In particular she discussed a story in Kenya in which a gentleman disabled from leprosy and never before able to provide for himself, was given a microloan which enabled him to start a used shoe resale business. Once he was up and running he was not only able to provide for himself, but then attracted a wife and had 2 kids! The repayment rate is very good on these loans. Apparently there is also some microfinance in San Diego to help folks start small businesses such as crafts for sale. Opportunity drawing winner: Janice, who generously donated the proceeds to our club’s Polio Plus contributions for the year.

Janice Kurth-GSE Team Leader-19,Nov,2013

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Janice Kurth, GSE team leader to Africa, future District Governor (2015-2016), and member of the Rotary club of Del Mar, presented updates on both the sanitary pads project, which our club helped to support, and other project updates, in which she thinks we may have an interest. First, an update on the Nairobi, Kenya Sanitary Towel Project. A total of $5000 was sent for this project. Without sanitary ware each girl misses 45 days of 9 months of a school year. Combined across the population, that’s a lot of lost education.
The total 2011/12 was 1394 recipients, which kept each of those girls in full time school for the entire year.
Packages are marked not for sale to prevent their resale (or the temptation of resale) by corrupt or potentially corrupt officials. Local club members distribute the pads, demonstrate use, and keep everything running. Pads are purchased locally and cost approximately $5/yr per girl to keep them in school.
Aside from the sanitary pads, Janice participated in a school development project in Kenya. For $58,000 in grants, they were able to fix up a school inside and out, improve hygiene by add water cisterns and collection systems, and replace open pit bathrooms with fully plumbed toilets including sinks to wash hands. They also improved safety throughout by including walkways and leveling fields.
Janice also reviewed Microfinance as it’s used in Kenya and in San Diego. In particular she discussed a story in Kenya in which a gentleman disabled from leprosy and never before able to provide for himself, was given a microloan which enabled him to start a used shoe resale business. Once he was up and running he was not only able to provide for himself, but then attracted a wife and had 2 kids!
The repayment rate is very good on these loans. Apparently there is also some microfinance in San Diego to help folks start small businesses such as crafts for sale.