Mathilde explained that the interaction with the women, most of them illiterate, was at times challenging but above all giving. A memorable experience for Mathilde was when some women told her whole-heartedly that “she got fatty.” Of course that was a compliment! Mostly, the two women were amazed by the people’s generosity.
Kroo Bay is a buzzing slum community in Central Freetown... We are extremely relieved that Kroo Bay didn't flood once during this year's rainy season! ...Poverty in the area is exacerbated terribly by these summer floods.
Interview by Zonziwoh Mbondgulo: "My eight months spent at that firm was eight months of torture and misery... Today, I am a business woman, and I have a bachelor’s degree... So, if I can, I strongly believe you too can!"
"We are grateful to every person who is helping us in these remote villages. These sewing machines and school materials, as well as the school fees, are a way of laying a solid foundation for our future and that of our children; again we say thank you." - Nshobole Alice.
"I remember how I and the small team would trek to workshops and sometimes forgo our lunch or basic needs or use our house rents, personal savings earned from or side-jobs, just so we pay for our community outreach services, campaign materials and training resources..."
"I joined the training on fundamentals of computers. And now I finished the course and I joined the Kundan Jewellery making training. And besides learning, I have got new friends, too.” - Pushpavalli, age 32.
A combination of severe flooding and drought destroyed crops and infrastructure, with fatal consequencies. Well-wishers contributed to help fund the women to fight hunger, via the Safe World Kaabong Crisis Appeal...
Sewa Development Trust Sindh conducted a District Health Forum in district Khairpur, in collaboration with Pakistan CSO Coalition for Health and Immunization (PCCHI) and Global Alliance for Vaccination & Immunization (GAVI).