Contributed photo — Michele Bolvin (left) and Janette Skardaal (right) traveled to Malawi, Africa on Tuesday to provide feminine hygiene products to women and young girls.

Two South Whidbey women travel to Malawi to provide aid

Two members of the local Days for Girls organization recently headed to Malawi, Africa to provide aid to young women.

South Whidbey residents Janette Skardaal and Michele Bolvin took 100 kits of feminine hygiene products to the poverty stricken country on Oct. 24. The Days for Girls South Whidbey Team is part of a national organization that is striving to provide every girl and woman with access to feminine hygiene by 2022, and to keep young girls in school.

The South Whidbey team also sent kits to Haiti, one of the poorest places in the world. To date, the Days for Girls South Whidbey Team has made 475 kits this year and hopes to break 500 by the end of the year, according to member Traci Winn.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/DFGSouthWhidbey/ to learn more about their efforts.

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