Things have been going very well. Eliminate Poverty Now was successful in the GlobalGiving Challenge: more than 50 people have donated more than $4000. Based on our original budget, that was enough to pay for sanitary pad kits for 160 girls in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
But wait - there's more: two fabric companies have offered to donate ALL THE FABRIC we need to manufacture the pads! A.E. Nathan in New York is donating all the fleece and flannel. Fabri-Quilt in Kansas City is donating all the nylon. Isn't that AMAZING?
And to top it off, Lilly Oyare - the founder and director of Little Rock Early Childhood Development Centre, where parents are manufacturing and distributing the pads - has arranged for the donated fabric to be shipped to Kenya by the U.S. Ambassador!
What does all this mean? It means that instead of providing sanitary pad kits for 160 girls, we'll be able to supply kits to 216 girls!
We couldn't be more grateful for this outpouring of generosity.