English translation by PulseWire member MsCadet
In our country, DRC, even at the time where I’m telling this tale, there exist women who have never seen computers, nor do they know how they look or function. The Internet, we do not speak of it, and especially because it’s inaccessible to all. With world pulse, many women now have access to the Internet as they are guided, aided, and supported by those of goodwill. They can feel it with their own fingers and also also seize it themselves. What they also benefit from at the same time is a training that is of crucial importance for them. Thanks to this, they can express their thoughts, wishes, and even expose their problems on gender issues.
In our country, to browse the web for 15 minutes, you must have 500 FC (.52 USD). Therefore, if you spend an hour, you must have 2000 FC (2.09 USD). As poor women, with 2000 FC, we can eat for that day. So we tell ourselves, if we use that money for the net, our child will head to bed on an empty stomach. With all of this, allow me to praise God who granted us contact with Mother Grace Neema and her husband who have helped us and given us an opportunity to access World Pulse’s website. With this training, women have found solutions to their troubles and have been raised out of ignorance. A big thank you to people from afar or near who have contributed to this project so that women can gain an advantage and as well express themselves to other women around the world. May God fill you with blessings and courage so that this project can last and that women of our country can find themselves included in it.
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