Smalll Things Matter

We all know it’s often the little things that determine what we do or don’t do. Tom Friedman in today’s New York Times gives an example we probably never thought about. When asked what changes would make democracy stronger in Kenya, the response of one of the most active women leaders in the country was–Maxi-Pads. Many teenage girls in Kenya have to drop out of school because their families can’t afford sanitary napkins for them. They stay home several days a month and fall too far behind in their lessons. Providing these supplies could raise the level of women’s education and allow more of them to participate in government. Small things really do matter!

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