Breckenridge photographer helps nonprofit provide menstrual hygiene resources in Kenya

The October 5, 2016 issue of the Summit Daily News featured the September, 2016 distribution and education trip of 4TGP and the work of trip photographer Kate Lapides. By Alli Langley. 

In late September, Kate Lapides flew overseas to help deliver hundreds of menstrual pads.

Based out of Breckenridge since 1995, the freelance photographer pulled aside about a dozen girls at a rural Kenyan school to interview them individually on-camera about their dreams.

One young girl named Millicent wanted to be a broadcast journalist, so Lapides taught her some video basics and let her help with the interviews.

“She just had a spark to her,” she said, and it made her goal seem possible despite the barriers she faced.

Lapides has been volunteering with a new Colorado nonprofit called For the Good Period, and she recently returned from the organization’s first international-aid trip. Click for full article

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