Why run for ActionAid?
Harriet, from Kampala, Uganda, received support from an ActionAid women's shelter after surviving years of domestic violence. This included training in how to make reusable sanitary pads.
With this training, Harriet started her own business and became a national trainer, teaching more than 22,000 girls across Uganda how to make their own reusable sanitary pads.
Many girls in Uganda don't have access to safe, hygenic sanitary products which can cause them to miss multiple days of school which can have a negative impact on their future.
Your fundraising can enable more women, just like Harriet, to make powerful changes within their communities.
Page updated 12 January 2024