Storm in a Teacup :My social initiative

Basudha Modak
Posted November 18, 2019 from South Africa

Thank you for this group.  I have a little WhatsApp group in South Africa called Storm in a Teacup. We join ,just simply because we are women facing the same problems . And collectively we solve all our problems..And believe me like any other part of the world we face same struggles ,and I just I have a few best friends from there too ,for life . I've just read how a lady in our group was scanned because she wanted to make an honest living. It upset me as this is what we are fighting for . Education for our children,and peace in our community . We had arranged for a visit to a local hospital this month where we met unregistered workers ,and how they earn their livelihood and every single story is horrifying and majority land up in the hospital's with no medical care  They left their homes to improve their lives by working hard,but am sick with noone to take care of them . Through the forum of world pulse I will keep writing their stories,as none wanted to be pictured . Please hold my hands so that I can give them a better life they deserve .And a kind word is all I need

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 19
Nov 19

Thank you for sharing

Basudha Modak
Nov 19
Nov 19

I am.inspred by your work ,and this is how we are going forward Inna country that is growing ,

Lisbeth
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hi dear,
Another great post from you. I loved your WhatsApp group name " #storminateacup " wow!
Women with common goals fighting for one another :-)
Can I join? Or is only for natives?
I can forsee them impact you got on one another splendid!

Thanks for sharing and I hope sincerely you find help for these women. Have you asked them/ introduced them to join world pulse? I think that way they get to write about their stories and be encouraged same time.
Take care of yourself and best wishes.
Regards

Basudha Modak
Nov 20
Nov 20

I have been sharing their stories here often.bThe women I am struggling with just to speak are not very comfortable with technology..I am also the Tech Soup Leader and am teaching them to use technology for months now. I have increased the classes since I became an Ambassador. Very soon we will have at least the younger ones here...It is a closed group,as they will stop sharing their lives if they dnt know the other girls ..So it is in currently only in the township I work for.
But I'll ask the elders ,if they are comfortable,I will get back to you .

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Basudha,
Thank you so much for sharing about your WhatsApp group. It such a wonderful idea that you share and discuss your experiences. We all face challenges on a daily basis and you need that outlet where you can reach out and talk to people and share solutions. This is a wonderful idea. We have a WhatsApp group as well of world pulse sisters in Uganda and we hope to meet each other on the 30th of November to get to know one another on a personal basis.
Thank you sharing.

Basudha Modak
Nov 22
Nov 22

Wonderful ..We try to meet on a fortnightly basis.It is not essential.tjat all members join,but we gather and talk and learn .Best wishes for you too .

Jill Langhus
Nov 20
Nov 20

Hi Again Basudha,

Thanks for sharing about your Whatsapp group. What a cute, and lovely name:-) It sounds like a great and supportive initiative that you've started. I'm sure you're making more of a difference than what you realize.

XX

Basudha Modak
Nov 22
Nov 22

This initiative has helped me so much to understand the Why of so many bonds that holds a woman back. Will write about it next week after our meeting again .World pulse has given me a motivation to hear and grow .

Jill Langhus
Nov 23
Nov 23

Yes! Great to hear.

Looking forward to it.

Yay! :-)

lizzymark
Nov 20
Nov 20

We are here to support you dear,that is why we are sisters so we can hold hands and get there. You are in the right place

Basudha Modak
Nov 22
Nov 22

Yeah Lizzy. Together we can all win .

Beth Lacey
Nov 22
Nov 22

Good luck with Storm in a Teacup

Basudha Modak
Nov 22
Nov 22

Thank you so much Beth

Paulina Nayra
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hi Basudha. Your title got my attention. It is interesting. Please tell us more about storm in a tea cup. And do share their stories. One may learn from them. It's alright when they don't want their pictures taken. We respect their right to privacy.

Please take my hand. I'm holding yours. Wish you'll get the resources needed to support them. Bless you my sister.

Huggs from the Philippines.

Basudha Modak
Nov 26
Nov 26

I'll.thank you for upholding .