Decide to do beyond Exist

habibane
Posted April 1, 2021 from Nigeria
Me teaching Female Commercial Rice Parboilers how to use Improved cook stoves to reduce dependence on our forests and to reduce the inhalation of smoke

I believe everyone has a right to not just exist but to thrive and who says we cannot have it all? Pandemic or not we have a right to a life of freedom and simply living well.

My Vision for the Post Pandemic period is to continue to use my power to empower more girls and women in more rural communities in Nigeria with better energy for their cooking, Electricity, and general livelihood imporvment.

I have grown, I have conquered, They call me emancipated but my story is simply that I do not have to take the "dishing" of unfairness simply in the name of marriage and I quit. 

I hope to share more with time

Much Love to everyone!

This story was submitted in response to #ShoutYourVision.

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jomarieb.earth
Apr 01
Apr 01

Dear Habibane,
I love your intro to our community. Yes, we should not just exist. Thriving is upleveling our awareness and embracing our God given entitlements. You are a force that is needed to create the changes that are essential for women and children in your home sweet home, Nigeria. That is the key...people actually from the country taking care of it. Instead of the unknowing helpers (foreign NGOs)that arrive with disguised agendas. Just sayin! I bless you in your pursuits. I am looking forward to hearing more. Welcome to World Pulse sister. I bet the food taste better from those stoves!
Hugs...JoMarie

habibane
Apr 02
Apr 02

Yes it actually does taste better and they save their lives and protect the environment as well. Thank you for your kind words

Cgbidi
Apr 02
Apr 02

Freedom and free space is important.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Apr 06
Apr 06

Welcome to World Pulse Habibane,

I applaud you for not allowing obstacles to stop you from thriving. Your determination to thrive in spite of the raging COVID-19 and to embark on a mission to empower women and girls in rural communities to use efficient technology in cooking shows that you are a leader.

Leaving a marriage is not always easy, but the fact that you refused to live in an "unfair" relationship speaks to your great courage and strength of character.

May you impact more women and girls in rural Nigeria. May you change their lives for the better, and may you continue to thrive. All the best.