Q & A With Microgrant Recipient Eden


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. Microgrant recipient Eden (14) from AZ used her award to establish a menstrual hygiene products closet at the Phoenix Rescue Mission which provides temporary housing to homeless women & children in her community. For girls & women experiencing homelessness across the US, menstrual hygiene products are considered a luxury. Eden hopes her project will support the women in maintaining their dignity & self-respect.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? Seeing women living on the streets and wondering how they take care of their periods.
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project?  5
  3. Other than you, how many adult volunteers participated in your service project?  4
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project?  10
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project? 5
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project?  100
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you?  How expensive feminine hygiene products are.
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience? Girls need to look out for one another.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? Hopefully, when Phoenix Rescue Mission gives out the feminine hygiene product kits that we made, the Mission will be able to encourage the women to stay in the shelter and take advantage of our services to help these women get back on their feet.
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project?  We couldn’t have helped any many women as we were able to with the grant.