PODI – Moving on to the Future with Renewed Optimism

 

 

 

 

The month of May is ending. It has been a month with a lot of challenges to PODI as an organisation.

Up until the beginning of the month we had only one channel for receiving funds and this was PayPal. Without prior advice to its customers the company increased their money transfer fee. This resulted into delayed remission of contributions as we were still figuring a new and cheaper way of remitting contributions to PODI. This almost scuttled our operations.

I am glad to report though that we have managed to receive support and that the girls are adequately covered for the month save for a few. This is what brings joy to us and extension the much needed dignity to the girls. We hope that we will be able to receive more contributions to cater for the remaining girls just in good time.

Despite all these challenges. I would like to say that God has been so faithful to us. It is during this same month that we had PODI registered as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) giving us the authority and legitimacy to do what we are doing in the entire Homa Bay County.

We also managed to secure a Post Office address where going forward we will be able to be receiving letters from friends, even contributions and other forms of communication.

In this very same month we managed to open a bank account thereby having another secure way through which contributions can be sent.

What can we say? Our God is an awesome God!

May you be blessed for your continued support.

Thank you.
Elseba Adhiambo, PODI

 

Checks can be mailed to:

PERIODS OF DIGNITY INITIATIVE
P.O. Box 341-40300
Homa Bay, Kenya

Or send contributions online via PayPal
to PERIODSOFDIGNITY@GMAIL.COM

 

 

Note from Gail:  Paypal recently raised their fee to transfer money to $4.99.  Making a quarterly donation instead of a monthly donation, may be a better way to go.  Just a suggestion.

 

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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 15 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 14 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four grandchildren. My husband and I both have MS and I am his caregiver. We tell everyone that "we have MS but it doesn't have us!"