Lerato Kganyago Fights Period Poverty

She is bringing out the big guns for her concert

By  | Feb 06, 2021, 11:00 AM  | Lerato Kganyago  | Top of The

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Lerato Kganyago has always been passionate about helping the girl child and young women fight period poverty. She has put her plan in motion to help make sanitary care accessible to women who come from impoverished backgrounds.

With the introduction of the Flutter By LKG sanitary pads brand, which is an addition to her Flutter family, the DJ has decided to put her philanthropic ways to good use by giving back to charities.

Fun Fact: Her sanitary pads are manufactured by a black female entrepreneur, whose company is run exclusively by black women! How amazing is that?

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The Period Poverty Benefit Concert was a platform she, celebrities and other well-known DJ's, including President Cyril Ramaphosa were using to put an end to period poverty. The virtual concert took place last night on the 5th, and the dress code was red.

Everyone in attendance promised to donate 100 sanitary pads each to a charity organisation of their choice. Speaking about the event, she said, "Not being able to go to school or earn a living simply because you do not have access to sanitary pads is heartbreaking. This challenge can be so easily resolved.

“I hope that this event will help play a small but pivotal role in helping us all join together to fight period poverty, and therefore help young girls and women realise their dreams,” she added.

Last year for her birthday, Lerato Kganyago donated sanitary pads to girls in different provinces starting in Hammanskraal, Tshwane, where she gave away 200 sanitary pads to a non-profit organisation called Ubuhle be’Ntombi zeNgcuce.

In addition, as part of her her 67 minutes for Mandela, LKG together with the Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina, distributed sanitary pads with an estimated worth of R120 000 to communities in Daveyton, and donated 12 000 pads to surrounding areas. They also donated 67 food parcels and 3 000 face masks. In total, she has donated 60 000 pads.

To celebrate she took to Twitter to write, "Thousands of #FlutterbyLKG pads where distributed in Hamaanskraal, Ekhuruleni and KZN. Women’s sexual and reproductive health are not just women’s issues, they are societal issues. Flutter’s main objective is to uplift our society, one female at a time. The journey continues..."

Speaking about making her pads available in different parts of the country, starting with Namibia, the good sis wrote, “Millions can’t afford to maintain menstrual health. We’re fortunate to be able to play a role in the eradication of period poverty in SA, one home at a time,” tweeted Lerato.

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