"You Know" Project

Hygiene Packs for Women - Our "You Know" Project

We have a very special and unique project to help women in the underdeveloped river communities where we work and minister.  Because of the remote nature and distance of these river communities from cities, the women don't have access to sanitary supplies and paper products afforded to women in developed areas.  Many women and girls stay secluded during their cycles and do not participate in public functions like church, school, camps, etc. because they don't have products that help them with their cycles.  With this project, you and your church or small group can help make a difference and be a key to social change for women. 

We are looking for Churches, SS classes, women's groups, sewing communities and others who might be interested in helping us make and put together Hygiene packs for women and girls.  We are especially excited about this project as it has the potential to help almost every lady starting around age 11 and older and literally be a key to the social change for women.  We call this our, "You Know" project because as we are speaking and sharing with the ladies around the USA and in churches and groups about this project, "You Know" exactly why this is such an important ministry and project to help minister to the physical and spiritual needs of these very precious ladies in remote river communities. 

We have a very detailed instructions sheet (PDF) that you can download and walk you through the process of making these Hygiene Kits.  If you are interested in helping us with this project, please contact us with any questions you might have as you get started.

The Hygiene Kits consist of:

Our hope and prayer is to have people motivated to help with this project and to impact the lives of ladies in remote Amazon river communities where we minister.

You can download our detailed instruction sheet here: Download Detailed PDF Instructions 

You can download our tips and suggestions for project leaders here: "You Know" Project Tips for Leaders 

This instructional PDF has explanations, material lists guidelines, diagrams, links to training videos and other resources to help guide you through this project.

Here is an intro video that will help you better understand this project.  We have a resource of other training videos available in the instructional PDF sheet that you can download

As you begin to work on this project, we want to help and guide you in this project.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have:

Lesi Jarrell - LesiJarrell@wol.org - Missionary in Brazil (Note:  as we are traveling on the river, we may not respond for weeks at a time so please be patient and we will respond as soon as we have access to email.)

Lisa Toppins - toppins4@zoominternet.net - Lisa (as seen in the training videos) is our USA contact and Project Coordinator here in the USA.  She is a great resource of information to help your group get started in this project.

The above link to the instructional PDF will provide a wealth of resources and instructions including this material list and guideline for the number of kits you might be interested in making.

Our desire is to stay in touch with you and your group as we distribute the products you make to help you understand the impact and change you are making in the lives of women.  We want to provide you with pictures and videos of your products being distributed.  We can also look at the opportunities for Short Term Mission Teams to come and help us distribute and train women how to use these products.

Please contact us with any questions you might have as you pray about this very special project.

The following training video links are included in the downloadable PDF instructions.

Our tips and suggestions for project leaders are a great resource: "You Know" Project Tips for Leaders 


   Step 1 & 2 - Layering the Shields together - https://youtu.be/mjseBxfyTzA

   Step 3 & 4 - Sewing seams, turn and press - https://youtu.be/MUoQyD5h14U

   Step 5 - Edge stitch and trip - https://youtu.be/MUoQyD5h14U

   Step 6 - Attach snaps - https://youtu.be/pCUhOStoPgw


   Step 1 & 2 - Cut strips and layer together - https://youtu.be/z2u_U2DME_I 

   Step 3 - Inner layer section - https://youtu.be/EVeeCaoNVWQ 

   Step 4 - 8 x 8 liner section  - https://youtu.be/VaIhCSWwrgM 

   Step 5 - Turn the square liner - https://youtu.be/DSWWeNsKYKc 

   Step 6 - Put liner in shield - https://youtu.be/pCUhOStoPgw 

Here is a link to a raw cell phone video where Lisa's church is gathered and working on these Hygiene Kits.