Hunger is a serious obstacle to learning. Students who don’t get enough to eat lack focus, earn poorer grades than their well-fed peers and have a harder time staying in school. Daily hunger can impair education and, consequently, an entire life. To combat this, ARAHA has a school lunch program–all children who attend certain schools in the Horn region will be guaranteed a full meal during the course of their school day. This has the triple benefit of alleviating hunger for children living in poverty, ensuring that the students maintain their focus in class, and providing an incentive for children to stay in school for longer periods of time.
Thousands of women face sanitary challenges every month throughout the Horn of Africa region due to lack of access to female hygienic pads. They are forced to improvise with unhygienic alternatives. These alternatives put them at a higher risk for infectious diseases. Having access to sanitary pads is not luxury for these women, it is a basic human right, the right for basic means to cleanliness and the preservation of human dignity. Not only does it impact overall health and hygiene, but also education; once a month, the girls miss around 5 to 7 days of school due to lack of sanitary pads.
For just less than $10, you can to provide sanitary pads for a young girl to last her the whole month. Your contribution will help to provide pads for young girls and local schools so they can have an ongoing supply of feminine hygiene products to ensure the girls continue their education despite their monthly menstruation.
Flood relief, water delivery to drought-stricken areas, cholera medication, hospital aid. . .at any given time, there are urgent needs to be addressed in the Horn region. These needs vary constantly, but they are ever-present, and ARAHA is always working to address them. By donating to the “where most needed” fund, you’ll be providing aid to projects that are urgent, lacking in funds, or addressing an immediate crisis.