Young women sew the pancreas shells in Kenya and ship them to us in California for our team of women to finish (stuffing and adding the beta cells).
The women from Kenya to the U.S. are paid to sew and stuff the pancreases. Plus, all profits after the sale of the pancreases are contributed back to Just One Person. We are proud to be a part of this collective of women, working hard to build a brighter future for generations to come.
“Lynsea Wells grew up in San Clemente, California and has recently moved to Northern California with her family! She is a mom to a very busy four year old little girl named Hudson. She is passionate about helping people and is always the first to join a community outreach for neighbors in need. She loves to be outdoors and be around people and animals. She is a licensed Cosmetologist and is excited to show her creative side helping us make Pancreas Pillows! Thank you for your help Lynsea!!”
This is a fun teaching tool that helps you demonstrate the job of the pancreas. This pillow is soft and stuffed. The beta cells are represented by sparkly balls of different sizes. One side of the pancreas has a normal amount of beta cells, while the other side only has a fraction of normal cells to demonstrate the natural history of diabetes and beta cell loss.
This is Rasoha Annex. She was one of the original girls in the program and she made pancreas pillows during her gap year. Rashoha graduated with a degree in plant biology from Moi University. She came back to Kakamega and is now working as an assistant to Emma.
She’s tracking the high school girls and revitalizing our JOP projects like the poultry, mushrooms and bananas as well as going pancreas pillows. She’s doing a great job, she has strong leadership qualities.
Pancreas Partner Video Demonstration – Beverly demonstrates how to use the Pancreas Partner to describe the natural history of type 2 diabetes and beta cell loss.
April 10, 2019 – April 12, 2019
May 10, 2019
December 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
January 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
January 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:40 pm
February 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
March 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm