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.
Elseba Adhiambo, PODI
Checks can be mailed to:
PERIODS OF DIGNITY INITIATIVE
P.O. Box 341-40300
Homa Bay, Kenya
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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