Why not celebrate ?

esther atosha
Posted March 15, 2021 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

On social media, I saw them downplaying International Women's Rights Day, I saw them banning women from celebrating. Why not celebrating this strong women? They say rights are not claimed in enjoyment.  I.e that they did not understand then the context of the said day.  I celebrate all the women around the world who are fighting against systems that inferiorize a women.

I celebrate brave women of 1858s who made a future for contemporary women.

I would not fail to celebrate my 26 stars who completed SBS program for 8 months. Street business school (SBS) is an entrepreneurship program that provides women living in extreme poverty and low-income women with coaching that opens them up to economic markets.  The goal is to fight poverty and transform economic life of the woman.

In July 2020 we welcomed more than 100 women. They were desperate not having confidence in themselves. Today I am happy to present this 26 stars to the world as  ambitious, determined, and ENTREPRENEURS women.

Among them my grandmothers, my mothers as well as my little sisters. They trusted me, here we have crossed the poverty paths. they are all able to raise $ 1 minimum per day. I thank the MAMA SHUJAA  center Hero Women Rising - Maman Shujaa for initiating the program, we also thank our global SBS partners for all efforts devoted to this program success .

We are all aware that women are far from having the same economic opportunities almost everywhere in the world, especially in DRC. There is still a long way to go.   I congratulate countries around the world, especially Africa, which have understood the place of women in economy such as Nigeria with Ms. NGOZI IWAELA.

I invite other states to prioritize female representation in economic, financial, monetary and commercial formulation bodies, and all tax and salary regimes

Cheers to all woman around  Cheers to Congolese woman Cheers to an entrepreneurial woman.

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Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

I celebrate you my sister.
I celebrate all the women who came before us.
I celebrate us.
I celebrate those who will come after us.
Chaiiii surviving this patriarchal world is worth celebrating daily.

esther atosha
Mar 16
Mar 16

wooow i like your words
i celebrate you dear

Beth Lacey
Mar 16
Mar 16

What a great program! Much luck to the 26 stars!

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

thank you dear

Jill Langhus
Mar 17
Mar 17

Great to see you back, dear, Esther. How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your lovely photo, celebration and update:-)

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

hello dear
thank you so much .
hope you're doing well

Jill Langhus
Mar 31
Mar 31

Hello Dear,

You're very welcome:-) Please let me know if you have any more photos for me, by the way:-)

I'm doing well, thanks.

Hope you have a good rest of your week, dear. XX

KaitlynMcC
Mar 17
Mar 17

Cheers to you! And to your students!

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

hello Kaitlyn
thank your dear .hope you're doing well

Renu Paswan
Mar 19
Mar 19

Wow awasome

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

thank you Renu

Keelan
Mar 19
Mar 19

Cheers indeed! There is always a reason to celebrate the successes of our fellow sisters. It's so heartwarming to see all of the reasons created through the SBS program! We should never allow others to take away our celebrations, so it's wonderful that you didn't let anything stop you.

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

hello Keelan
you said it all. thank you for your encouragements words
hope you're good

Renu Paswan
Mar 20
Mar 20

Wow

Nini Mappo
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hello Esther,
It's great to read from you! How have you been? Clearly you have been busy doing amazing work, and indeed there is so much to celebrate so celebrate away. We join in celebrating your commitment to raising women out of poverty in partnership with Mama Shujaa and SBS. May your vision continue to give economic vision and self worth to so many women. Kudos to you and your team.

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

hello Nini
i appreciate this . thank you so much .
let's change the economic lives of women

charlenegailtaruwona

Dear Esther,
You go girl!

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

i will dear !

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dear Esther,
What tremendous news! What tremendous work! Congratulations to all who have studied and completed this program. Congratulations too, to you and everyone who created this and made it possible. This is real change, to make survival possible. It is inexcusable that there is such a barrier set up for women, that we are not supposed to have money, in a world system that depends on money, that as women we are supposed to stay weakened and working for free. This is tremendous action, and the photos of these women being celebrated are beautiful to see. How interesting and disturbing that you discovered ways that social media has downplayed, even banned IWD celebrating. Every woman who has access to the money she needs, has the chance for freedom. What heroic work you have accomplished.

esther atosha
Mar 30
Mar 30

hello dear Tam
i love this" Every woman who has access to the money she needs, has the chance for freedom"
women have a great impact on peace and the economy. we must integrate them in these areas for inclusive development
thank you soo much
i hoe you're doing well!