What we do

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Sew For Girls, Malawi is a group that links with the national charity, Days For Girls by providing feminine hygiene resources, dresses and equipment to the community of Mtunthama in Malawi. So far we have provided numerous hygiene kits, through the local schools and WI in Mtunthama, as well as helping to provide sewing machines and training so that the kits can continue to be made by the local woman/girls. For more information about Days for Girls see below or visit their website

Girls in Malawi have to take time out of school every month as they have no way of dealing with their periods. By making and supplying hygiene kits we can contribute to their health and education, helping them to obtain employment and break the poverty cycle in Malawi.

How to get involved
Sew for Malawi regularly hold drop in days from 10am to 10pm where you can drop by and cut, sew or fasten poppers to help make the hygiene kits – look out for upcoming dates here (link). They also collect non electrical sewing machines in good working order to take to Mtunthama. Contact the office if you would like to support the project or have any questions.

Why Mtunthama?
St. Peter’s Secondary School, in Exeter has been raising money for the community of Mtunthama in central Malawi since 2002. The staff, students and parents at St. Peter’s have raised over £120,000 to support a range of projects in this community from buildings to a village well. In July 2012 Jane Wright joined the school on their visit Mtunthama. She has been able to build on relationships with the local school and establish more opportunities to help ladies by providing dresses, hygiene kits and sewing machines.

Days For Girls International
Days For Girls is a charity with an aim to provide access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. They have a vision for every girl and woman in the world to have access to quality sustainable hygiene & health education by 2022.

Days For Girls partner with non-profits, groups and organisations to raise awareness and help communities around the world start their own programs. They have reached women and girls in 85+ countries on 6 continents do date.