I grew up in Denmark; the happiest country in the world, apparently. I was adopted as an infant from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius and grew up in the countryside of Denmark until my college years. I have always loved to travel, and when I met my husband, it didn’t take me long to say yes to be his bride. Soon, he presented the opportunity to move overseas. Upon arriving in San Francisco, I was struck by the magnitude of homeless people – not just limited to one area but virtually all over everywhere you go. Concealed by homemade wind-swept tents, sleeping in alleys, hiding underneath highway bridges, yelling or talking to themselves on the streets, it’s impossible not to deeply experience, discuss or be saddened by the scope of the problem.
The idea to launch Blossom Project formed in 2016 as I was reading articles about the many hardships that homeless women endure. I was filled with deep compassion as I realized the added difficulties that homeless women face attempting to maintain personal dignity and good sanitary habits, especially during their monthly feminine periods.
Since the summer of 2016, Blossom Project has made its mission to support homeless women, inspired as a response to the sizable number of women facing life on the streets invisible in the shadows of our communities.
We hope you will lend your support to Blossom Project to help the marginalized and forgotten women who need our hands and hearts of hope. Please help us to continue our work in conjunction with our many partner organizations who humbly serve others, and make our world a better place every single day.
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”
Edward Everett Hale