Vickie and Jerry talk to Dr. Ellen Bowman. Dr. Ellen and her husband Dr. Dave Bowman have been partners with HEART since 2009. Their daughter Katie also served at HEART so this became a Bowman family relationship!
That involvement began when Dr. Ellen Bowman was serving as Senior Executive with Proctor and Gamble and in need of a project partner in Kenya. She was looking for a partner with an established distribution system with high accountability for the distribution of Always pads valued at $212,000. HEART’s Freedom for Girls project allocated these to grade schoolgirls throughout Kenya.
Dr. Ellen was introduced to Vickie Winkler, HEART’s Executive Director, and Founder, by Warren Buckingham, PEPFAR Director at US Embassy in Kenya. When Dr. Ellen saw what HEART was doing, an amazing partnership began that celebrates today's many accomplishments made possible by innovation, resources, training, and long-term commitment.
Listen in as Dr. Bowman and Vickie talk about their close friendship and shared victories that have impacted WEEP mothers, as well as their children and communities for generations to come.