It's Our Mission. Period. is a project led by Donna Terpstra, a mother, missionary and co-founder of Coopersville-based GROWTH Ministries. Terpstra is working with her husband, Jon, and an army of West Michigan volunteers to empower young women in Kenya. Terpstra's charity effort enlists volunteers to sew washable feminine hygiene products for middle school girls in Kenya. Jennifer Ackerman Haywood has written about the effort and shows viewers how they can get involved. The problem is that girls in Kenya don't have access to mass produced feminine hygiene products and often have to miss a week of school during their periods. West Michigan crafters are doing their part to get the girls the supplies they need to feel empowered, embrace their womanhood and go about their lives without interruption.
Here is the link to the website:
And here is the link to Jennifer's column about it: