SmallChange-HugeProfits is the sister blog to People In Charge of Change (Parent Blog). We recently began supporting and promoting a charity that is near and dear to many hearts in our social communities.
PICC has been made aware of an existing challenge to young ladies pursuing their primary/secondary academics who are met with an interruption of their studies on a monthly basis. This challenge is not even thought of in the USA. Elseba Adhiambo, has brought awareness of a need in her hometown village, Homa Bay County, Kenya. She is the representative of Periods of Dignity Initiative, known as PODI.
The girls in the adolescent stage of life usually have to break from their studies during the time of month they have their menses. The somewhat primitive ways they have manage this time has just not held to a standard that would bring comfort and confidence to the girls, especially if their school is a co-ed.
PICC has coalesced with PODI and Elseba to help in some small way to make this challenge a little more bearable for 100 plus girls. This is so doable for us in the U.S. Covering one young lady for a month costs less than what we pay for a small cup of coffee. For $1, an entire pack of pads can be such a blessing to a girl.
Elseba, is now a campaign manager for People In Charge of Change. She is known as “Aunt Elseba” to the girls. Elseba walks miles to check on the girls to see how they are doing and to ensure they are getting the support they need each month. She is so thoughtful and compassionate. She reports back to PICC community giving us updates and letters she receives from the girls that are helped by our donations.
Gail Pinder, columnist for PICC – The Front Porch, expressed how this effort has moved her to a point of supporting PODI.