In October 2023, Wilderness Gate and Farmstew International celebrate the progress of our Freedom From Shame program. This initiative is not just about providing essential resources but also about empowering individuals like Mailes Jere, a remarkable widow residing in the Chaisa Ward compound in Lusaka, Zambia.
Our partnership brought about the construction of a free-standing toilet, which is more than a mere structure; it symbolizes dignity and well-being restored. Mailes Jere’s story is just one of the many success stories that showcase the positive change our program has brought to people’s lives.
Furthermore, our commitment to eradicating menstrual shame remains steadfast. Participants in the program received sanitary hygienic pads, providing further support in the movement against the stigma and limitations surrounding menstruation. The girl’s valuable feedback underscores the transformation these resources bring to their lives – improved health, confidence, and freedom from shame.
We are confident that our programs continue to make a tangible and meaningful difference in the lives of individuals like Mailes Jere and countless others, proving that together, we have the power to create lasting positive change, one life at a time.