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Barb Briggs posted a status
"It has been a while since I've been here. I'm amazed that 3 yrs after my blog on Sanitary Pads, that I still get regular requests for info!"
May 30, 2012
Christine Egger commented on the blog post 'Follow-Up on Reusable Sanitary Pad Project'
"Barb, thanks for sharing this. The pdf is very informative. Great work by www.kabondopoverty.org."
Jun 9, 2009
A blog post by Barb Briggs was featured

Follow-Up on Reusable Sanitary Pad Project

Some time ago I posted about a project I worked on in Kabondo, Kenya. It was a small pilot of reusable, cloth sanitary pads. The pilot lasted 6 months, at which time we gathered data from the participating girls, about their experiences. After some time, I have FINALLY completed the compilation of the data! Rather than write a long report, I opted to put it together in point form on slides.A small note - this was not meant to be a scientific or academic study. The point was to gather some basic…See More
Jun 9, 2009
Barb Briggs posted a blog post

Follow-Up on Reusable Sanitary Pad Project

Some time ago I posted about a project I worked on in Kabondo, Kenya. It was a small pilot of reusable, cloth sanitary pads. The pilot lasted 6 months, at which time we gathered data from the participating girls, about their experiences. After some time, I have FINALLY completed the compilation of the data! Rather than write a long report, I opted to put it together in point form on slides.A small note - this was not meant to be a scientific or academic study. The point was to gather some basic…See More
Jun 9, 2009
Barb Briggs updated their profile photo
Apr 22, 2009
A blog post by Barb Briggs was featured

Lessons Learned - Using Twitter to Fundraise

Recently I tried to raise $2500 through a Twitter fundraising campaign. While we didn't reach our target (we now have just of $800 towards our goal - $500 raised during the event), I did learn some valuable lessons.A bit of background -Kabondo has been trying to raise about $1500 for a microloan program along with $500 each for 2 other small projects for nearly a year, with little luck. We had established a GiveMeaning page and had raised about $300 and wanted to finish the fundraising so that…See More
Feb 23, 2009
Barb Briggs posted a blog post

IGAs - Some of the Impact on the Community

Here is a write-up that Eric Ochanji put together regarding the background and impact of income generating activities (IGAs) and microloans.Income Generating Activities for Guardians of orphans and vulnerable children/Foster parents/Child headed householdsThe idea of supporting small income projects in Kabondo arose out of the need to help guardians of orphans and vulnerable children, sick widows, foster parents, child headed households have a sustainable way of affording the basic necessities…See More
Feb 14, 2009
A blog post by Barb Briggs was featured

Onliner Fundraising through Twiiter - Ramblings from a Newbie

Tweetheart09 - that's the name.The idea - use Twitter to send Valentine's Day wishes and raise $2500 for the community of Kabondo, Kenya. Can we do it? If we look at the success of other events such as TweetsGiving raising over $11,000 in 48 hours, and the Social Actions campaign, we may just have a chance.But I'm new to this - new to social actions, new to Twitter, new to the whole social marketing/networking scene. I have much to learn and am thankful to all those that have openly provided me…See More
Feb 13, 2009

Profile Information

My web address:
http://www.africabookproject.org
About me:
I am very interested in international development and operate a charity called the Africa Book Project, which provides educational resources to schools and in Africa (primarily Kenya). I worked as a researcher and program evaluator for health and social programs for some time. I attended the University of Calgary and received a BA in Political Science as well as a certificate in Visual Design. I am currently pursuing a career in photography.

I am also a facilitator and volunteer with Nabuur www.nabuur.com, for the villages of Kabondo, Kenya and Kyomya, Uganda. I also do some volunteer work with Fig Tree Foundation www.figtreefoundation.org.
My featured action web address:
http://www.africabookproject.org





Barb Briggs's Blog

Follow-Up on Reusable Sanitary Pad Project

Some time ago I posted about a project I worked on in Kabondo, Kenya. It was a small pilot of reusable, cloth sanitary pads. The pilot lasted 6 months, at which time we gathered data from the participating girls, about their experiences. After some time, I have FINALLY completed the compilation of the data! Rather than write a long report, I opted to put it together in point form on slides.



A small note - this was not meant to be a scientific or academic study. The point was to… Continue

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 10:46pm — 2 Comments

Going Green - Lessons From My Grandfather

Growing up with my grandfather living next door, I learned many things that today would be called environmental, but to my grandfather, they were just practical. Born in 1919, he lived through the depression and WWII. He spent his early years working on his family farm where he learned frugality, resourcefulness and patience. Those values served him and the environment very well.



Nothing was ever thrown out. If it broke - it was fixed. There was no just going out to buy something… Continue

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 1:06am

Lessons Learned - Using Twitter to Fundraise

Recently I tried to raise $2500 through a Twitter fundraising campaign. While we didn't reach our target (we now have just of $800 towards our goal - $500 raised during the event), I did learn some valuable lessons.



A bit of background -



Kabondo has been trying to raise about $1500 for a microloan program along with $500 each for 2 other small projects for nearly a year, with little luck. We had established a GiveMeaning page and had raised about $300 and wanted to… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 11:02am

Tweetheart and Kabondo

Here's a very brief video talking about Kabondo and how our small projects may make a difference. I had the opportunity to visit and I just wanted to share some of those experiences.



My first attempt at video - so be… Continue

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 6:01pm

IGAs - Some of the Impact on the Community

Here is a write-up that Eric Ochanji put together regarding the background and impact of income generating activities (IGAs) and microloans.





Income Generating Activities for Guardians of orphans and vulnerable children/Foster parents/Child headed households



The idea of supporting small income projects in Kabondo arose out of the need to help guardians of orphans and vulnerable children, sick widows, foster parents, child headed households have a sustainable… Continue

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 9:47am

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:35pm on December 29, 2008, Romina said…
Barb, great to see you on here! :)
At 2:21am on December 30, 2008, lalit said…
Dear Barb,
I wonder how you can do all these ! You seem to versatile geneous woman. As we are working for child education here in India , i can uderstand how meaningful and difficult work is educational support. keep it up.
Lalit
At 2:17am on January 25, 2009, Odonis said…
Hi there i am Odonis from Ghana,I am a member of the Ourchildren ourfuture Foundation at the Buduburam refugee camp in GHana.We are looking for help for the foundation and our mission is to Assist The Liberian Refugee kids to achieve a successful future.
please do take a look of our site to read more.


http://ourchildren-ourfuture.piczo.com/?cr=7

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