The power on our hands(our phones).#this powers has transformed my life#she transform tech

Amonge
Posted March 23, 2020 from Kenya

I have always dreamt of  a better world for women,having gone through the bad and the worst challenges in my life.looking back at the age of  24 I was loosing my self,I had withdrawn  from anything meaningful and always found ways to blame myself .Everyone around me though I was okay  for I was faking my life just for them,depression is real,it nearly drowned me six feet under,then I realised the power was on my hands all this while,that power was my phone.

Through this tough times I would want  to use this power just to transform  the reachable women in my community for I know that in every woman their is a tiny button that when pressed their community are healed. Through their phones they can learn income generating skills from google  and YouTube. And as universe we are facing convid 19 pandemic we created a what's app group on 17/03/20 where we can share  how to keep safe,what we can do as we quarantine ,which skills to put into practice ,we even learnt to make hand sanitizers with surgical spirit and  glycerine,we even learnt how to make liquid soap ,above all I pray all these ends so that we can normalize again,so that we can complete our projects, wherever you are stay safe/maintain high standard of hygene and wash wash your hands,if you have signs and symptoms of corona virus go to a health facility and get tested,we are all in this together.

These days google and you tube have been my best of friends,I have learnt a lot of things through these apps. My greatest nightmare went away through the power of google.I had suffered from Urinary track infection for a long time,its so irritating and at one point of a woman's life she has to be infected. Many of the women I interacted with suffered silently like I did before, some have been blamed by their husband's/partners for having sexual affairs outside leading to its cause. So on 8th as we celebrated international women's day we were braking the silence by giving out cotton pants and educating these young women/mothers and girls on what urinary track infection is,causes,prevention,treatment and importance of changing their set of pants twice a year and which pants to wear. You could see the relieve on their faces having discovered its not a sexually transmitted  infection and it has treatment. You can follow our events on my facebook page amonge brenda .Am not a medic but I dream of becoming one someday, through this tiny device I overcame my nightmare.

Today I  have you world pulse sisters, technology has made the world a tiny community through platforms like world pulse,which has created safer place for all of us its upon us to use the same technology to transform women who have not healed from their past,women who want to become independent, women who have a voice but haven't discovered it,women who want education, so that we can have an equal world for us women as men, its a women for women power to transform technology.

Its Amonge from kenya.

 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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SADRAG
Mar 24
Mar 24

Absolutely Amonge, its the power of women and of the mobile technology that can together transform the world.
Both are powerful and when two powers meet, the result is awesome.

love
mala

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Absolutely true,thank you so much sadrag.
With love from Kenya.

jessg411
Mar 24
Mar 24

Dear Amonge- thanks for sharing the impact you are making. The WhatsApp group is a great way to connect with people and share advice and tips during this COVID-19 pandemic. Great to hear you were also able to educate women about UTIs and remove the stigma of shame associated with it in Kenya- it's something we all have to deal with as women (unfortunately!).

Be well,
Jess

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Dear jessg411,
Thank you,I feel that finally am a free woman for I am able to educate these women who were like me years ago.
With love from Kenya.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Dear Amonge,
It is empowering to read your story and to know how your cell phone changed your life. That is a celebration. But you did not stop there, you kept exploring it's uses and have helped so many women by bringing important information to them. Your last paragraph says so much about your beautiful heart.

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Dearest Tamarac,
Thank you for reading my story,my phone has been of great help,justnone tap on google and every possible answers you need is there.
I want a fair universe for women,that is what push me and I have hope that we will archive it that's why I keep on helping these women.
I feel warm within my self for you have made me realise my heart is beautiful.

Hello, Amonge,

Wow, wow, wow! I so love how you use technology to improve your knowledge and share this to your WhatsApp online community. Great job, dear! You are using your time well Your post resonates so much with me. Keep it up, dear sister. Congratulations on your IWD event, too! I hope you can invite your WhatsApp community to join us here. :)

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hello Karen,
Thank you ,am humbled by your strong response,it keeps me going knowing that we love be in an era where technology is available and it only needs us to use it to transform our lives,
I will share this to them,am sure they will love it,am trying to help them step by step.and I know they will definatelu be able to log on world pulse.
With love from Kenya

You are welcome, dear. Yes, one step at a time, dear. Please stay safe and stay healthy!

janicejay
Mar 25
Mar 25

Nice. Inspiring.

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Thanknyou ,amnglad your inspired sissy.with.love from Kenya.

Mar 25
Mar 25
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ImanMsuwakollo
Mar 25
Mar 25

Congrats Amonge, everything is possible if you put attention on it. You manage to transform a technology to change your deep sorrow life to happiest life . What am interested is when you decided to rise up your voices to assist others with the same problem. Great job madam. Congratulations ... Keep it up

Thelma obani 2020
Mar 26
Mar 26

Keep winning and doing great..we celebrate you always

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Thelma,thank you so much,we are all winning ,
With love be frome Kenya.

Wukwen Destiny
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hello sis
absolutely women have the power to transform technology. It inspires, upleach, upgrades and make us outstanding .

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

HelloDesyiny,
The power is with us,and has been with us,let's take charge so true it upgrades us and makes us outstanding.

Elizabeth Ziro
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hi Amonge,
This is amazing. With technology you never go wrong. Keep impacting society.

Amonge
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hey sister,
Thank you,and we have to transform our lives using technology,such a beautiful way of raising our voices.
With love from Kenya

Beverley Walters
Mar 27
Mar 27

Your a inspiration to all the women in the world.

Thankyou