June 19, 2019

PERIOD POVERTY is a real issue not just in Third World countries but in others too

like the U. K.

In Nepal this is a very real problem and Freedom Kit Bags is working hard to get

clean, hygeinic menstrual protection and period kit to rural women and those in


We need...

February 7, 2019

Back in November 2018 I attended an event to celebrate 100 years since women were able to vote and looked at some of the issues facing women in the past, the present and the future. As a Freedom Kit Bags Ambassador I went  to spread the word of our charity, distribute...

January 15, 2019

Wow Christmas has been and gone and I guess we all spent more than we thought we would - or should. perhaps now is the time to reflect before the next  big spend.

At a time of year when we are generally surrounded by excess and we feel pressures to spend on so many thi...

October 7, 2018

Sometimes we just can't do it all in one go.

Sometime we need to do it a little at a time.

When Susan Shewry thought about her beautiul grandaughter just coming up to puberty she was glad to know that for her sanitary protection would be no problem.
The thought of other...

October 3, 2018

Where have we been? No posts for such a long time. Well... we have been sooo busy...

too busy if truth be told .. and FKBs has just EXPLODED..taking so much of our time.. exciting time.Also I am still finding my way around this site...when things are stressed it's hard...

January 15, 2018

Every girl, in the whole wide world, is born to grow into a woman who bleeds every month.. it is as natural as breathing. it is a precious thing, something to be pleased about and celebrated - we explained all this and more to the girls - and boys in this class who had...

December 20, 2017

Thank you Jacqueline Knight Cotterill of Healingwordspoetry for this simple, beautiful and powerful  poem -


Such a small thing,

a fabric bag, pulled tight

with blue ribbon,

bright patterned.

Within, the gift of freedom from

the monthly collective shame


December 14, 2017

We met Nirmala at Shree Singha Devi Kodari village school where she was then teaching. She was very enthusiastic about the Freedom Kit Bags and helped us to take the details of all the women receiving a FKB. She later contacted us and asked if we could help Scout girls...

October 6, 2017

Say ‘Namaste’ to Maya. May is a street-seller in Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu. We met her many years ago when she approached us with her armfuls of brightly coloured purses and bags. The first time, like all tourists do, and sellers expect, we haggled and boug...

October 6, 2017

Having been Scouters – Ian was Baloo and I was Akala, we are very aware of the brilliant organisation it is, and of all the good it does for others too, so when Nirmala Strestha, a teacher we knew from our work with Shree Krishna Devi Primary school in Kodari, Sindapul...

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