Women Standing Strong

Caroline Bokwe
Posted October 27, 2020 from Cameroon

As a mother, women endure pain and suffering in protecting, providing and educating their girls.  Society has labelled the duties and responsibilities of the girl child and deprive them of some basics of life like education.  A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen, and mothers have started stepping up to make this a reality.  In Kumba, Cameroon, Internally Displaced Women have stepped up and are learning different trades to enable them to stabilize themselves in what they now call "their new home".  They stop at nothing to ensure that their girls are educated and be independent women in society, so they hawk local products to raise school fees.  Change is the only certainty, I denounce early marriages, illiteracy, and the stigma placed on the girl child, to change the dynamics of the future of our girls. 

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Jill Langhus
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hello Caroline,

How are you doing? Sound great to me! Thanks for sharing, and being part of the change, dear! XX

Caroline Bokwe
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hi Jill, I am just not doing ok, thanks for asking. Recently, lots children were murdered in cold blood while in the classroom studying in my hometown of KUMBA in Cameroon. My city is in mourning, the world is mourning.

Jill Langhus
Oct 30
Oct 30

Hello, dear.

I hear you! I'm glad you're honoring yourself and that you're not okay. You're welcome.

So sad, honey. I'm so sorry. :-( XX

Hello, Caroline,

We mourn with you at the loss of innocent children in Kumba, dear sisters. How heartless are the group who murdered them. Please know you are in my prayers. We stand with you.

Caroline Bokwe
Oct 29
Oct 29

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your prayers, we sure do need every single one of them. The world has become a war zone where there is no value for human lives; we hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you so much Karen