WE BELIEVE IT IS THE RIGHT FOR ALL WOMEN TO HYGIENICALLY MANAGE THEIR MENSTRUATION WHEREVER THEY ARE

STREETS | SHELTERS | SCHOOLS | CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

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Our Beginning

Founder Tamara L. Abney saw a need to uplift women living in poverty at the most basic but essential level. She envisioned an organization that would help to sustain menstrual health despite a woman’s social- economic status. After gathering friends to support her efforts SisterFriend was formed in 2015.

 

“We’re providing the menstrual products to meet the need. We also want to change the stigma. If we change the stigma, more people will donate these items to shelters.”

— Tamara Abney, FOUNDER

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Our Vision

A world where every woman is treated with dignity, respect and receives the right to hygienically manage their menstruation wherever they are.

SisterFriend aims to support menstrual hygiene management for vulnerable women and girls through the following programs and services:

  • partnering with organizations and individuals to directly distribute menstrual hygiene products

  • raising awareness of menstrual hygiene issues through our advocacy initiatives

  • providing leadership opportunities to young women in our community

 

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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.

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Get Involved

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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