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End Period Poverty Today

There is a type of poverty ravaging the world, and no one is talking about it. It’s called “period poverty” - and you can stop it!


Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management, and education.

Mrs. Ida Lee Gossett

The Ida Lee Project was founded in the name of a woman whose faith helped her withstand the pain female reproductive cancers can cause. Her battle with ovarian cancer took her life but not her legacy.

Dr. Ravonna Gossett ​Martin, MD

Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Martin has also volunteered in Cameroon and Angola as a general practitioner. Her desire is to educate and treat patients that have been left behind in third world countries.


Help Provide Women with Life-Changing Surgery



In 2023, we want to treat 100 women suffering from Cancer. Each life-changing surgery costs on average only $150. We work very hard to use your gift as efficiently as possible because the funds we raise are critical to the health and well-being of women who are suffering. Your tax-deductible donation will help make a world of difference for women in need.

Any amount can be arranged!


Donations can also be made at any Regions Bank to the Ida Lee Project!

Breast and Cervical Cancers are epidemic in the DRC.


For $150, a lifesaving surgery can be given to a woman in need!


The Ida Lee Project is a foundation that seeks to bring general healthcare to all who walk through our doors.

Nelson Mandela

Former President, Republic of South Africa

  “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

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