Removing All Doubts

People often ask me “what was the most memorable moment during your last trip to Africa?”   Without a doubt, I will forever remember when a Deaf teenage girl, who was severely scarred on half of her head, knelt down before me in gratitude to receive two of our volunteer made, washable sanitary pads. We all have experienced those moments when we doubt that we are traveling on the right path.  Mine came to me […]

Keeping Girls in School Every day. Period.

February 25, 2016 In January our package finally arrived – a bit tattered but in one piece. Excitement filled the air as the girls waited impatiently to see the contents of this mysterious package from America. The girls squealed with delight as their teacher, Parchibell Feka, opened the box to reveal over a dozen dignity kits containing washable sanitary pads, panties, and a bar of soap. While Ms. Feka was distributing the pads, one of the boys in the class stated that he […]

The Forgotten

Her name is Dorika and she is 6. When Dorika’s mother was 3 months pregnant, Congolese rebels raped her and then raped her again when she was 8 months along. Forced to flee into Uganda, she delivered little Dorika in the jungle and was on the run for several months.  By the time Dorika received medical attention she was 5 months old. Today, Dorika suffers from brain damage as a result of the trauma, cries […]