(STOP) Their Education Bleeding Away!

(STOP) Their Education Bleeding Away!

In Burundi, 80% of girls don't have access to sanitary pads... it affects their education, their dignity and their feeling of self-worth.

Lizzie Guillebaud

It’s taboo. It’s hidden. It’s devastating.

So many girls suffer in silence, in shame, in sadness. We interviewed a few of them in the poignant video above.

Now that we have a teenage daughter, this issue resonates even more deeply with us than before. We would do everything in our power for her to thrive and not miss out on her studies.

We all are (or have) sisters, daughters, nieces, etc. So this is something we can all relate to and do something about. We can all spare £4 ($5) to help one (or 5 or 10 etc) precious teenager in Burundi to continue her studies without having to miss several days of school each month.

It’s easy, it’s practical, it’s impactful. Do you want to help?

We’re looking at supplying 2,000 girls with a pack of five re-usable sanitary pads. It’ll be a total game-changer!

Please do join us in helping them…

With thanks,

Simon & Lizzie Guillebaud


UPDATE September 2021: Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal! (see this joyful video). You can continue to donate using the form below and your gift will be reoriented to other transformational projects and needs. Please consider making a monthly donation to GLO. We’ve taken the title ‘GLO Ambassadors’ to describe our monthly supporters because of the vital impact this regular support brings.

In Burundi, 80% of girls don't have access to sanitary pads... it affects their education, their dignity and their feeling of self-worth.

Lizzie Guillebaud

Update September: We have met our goal to provide 2000 reusable sanitary pad packs, any additional donations will be put to equally invaluable use, distributed to where the needs are the greatest.

Other Giving Options:

If you are donating in other currencies, please do include a message to inform us that your donation is for this appeal. 

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Account Name: Great Lakes Outreach
Account No: 13505459
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Please put your name and GLO as the reference and email info@greatlakesoutreach.org to tell us. 

Cheques are payable to Great Lakes Outreach and should be sent to:
Great Lakes Outreach, 1st Floor, Tower House, Latimer Park, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1TU. 

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Contact us if you would like to send GLO an international bank transfer from a non-UK bank account.

The needs in Burundi are huge and donations will be used where most needed unless stated. Gift Aid is also used where most needed.