Reasons for being a community mobilizer

Honorine Ngenwi
Posted August 22, 2020 from Cameroon

I grew up as an orphan and I paid my fees alone by selling sweets and buying my books. While in this domain I had the notion that those who have money could help assist. But the reverse was true because most of then didn't encounter the pains and sufferings. when I go to them for help, its from one accuse to another.  Before having my Advance level, I worked as a house help because I loved going to school. After my high school, I ran short of money were I could not continue so I went and study computer software. There I got married and started making my own family. Along the way I had a job as a community vaccinator at Protection Maternalle et Infantile (PMI) Nkwen, North west region, Bamenda, Cameroon. We use to go out to the community and give polio vaccine, meseals, warm medicines, and vitamin. Since I had the ambition of helping the vulnerables, in the field I came across some of them and each time I see them I always think of what I went through in my life. In my days we didn't have such political issues in my country. Today you find young Innocent girls becoming mothers at their young age (12yrs) because of the problem and some of them came asking me for  ways to got ride of the fetus. I feel so bad and as a mother I can encourage such an act. Secondly in my country abortion is a big crime. Thirdly the bible forbids such act. That's the reason why I made up my mine to become a community mobilizer and also to educate them on the importance of ANC.

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Kamariza Byinshi
Aug 22
Aug 22

Hi dear!
En vous lisant,mes yeux sont remplis de larmes d'une part de compassion et d'autre part de joie sur le faite que t'as tout assumé et supporté en marchant toujours la tête haute malgré les circonstances de vie,tu visais haut et t'as fini par être au sommet.j'admire ta bravoure et ta détermination de vouloir faire du bien et être fidèle dans le peu que t'avais.tu as dirigé ta vie et maintenant t'es un modèle pour le monde,tout malheur a fin.longue vie à toi

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Hi Kama I don't really understand French well. Still I want to thank you for your encouragement and for reading.
Merci ma cheri j'aime.

Kamariza Byinshi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Merci ma chère.
Et moi l'anglais ça me complique un peu.

Andrace
Aug 23
Aug 23

Hi Honorine,

Thank you for sharing. 'Nice to read from you. You are such a strong woman. There are no limits. Please, keep empowering yourself with education and keep lifting others up.

The issue of teenage or child pregnancy is really disheartening. It has worsened with the pandemic. I agree with you that any fetus deserves an opportunity to life. Many great people today would not have made it had they been thrown off at birth. Moreover, the mother goes through severe emotional heartache that is difficult to dismiss. Cheaper to support the mother and 'disarm' the 'guy'.

Anyway, while we can't solve challenges of the society at once, we can begin with a step, which is why I applaud you for all you have been doing for your community.
I am glad about the kind of job you do because it gives you the opportunity to directly impact others. You are wonderfully and fearfully created and are a testimony that our past should not define or limit us. We are all things in Christ, isn't it?

Your sisters here at WP would love to read from you soon. Remain on top.

Hugs,
E. J.

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Hi Andrace indeed we all are made in the image of God. Thanks for the encouragement.
You are a dearly.
Love and stay save

Hello, Honorine,

Your motivation for being a community mobilizer came from your kind heart. You don't want anyone to experience the pain and hardship you went through when you were younger. I love your determination and passion. It's really heartbreaking that young girls who are still discovering their identities are already mothers. Motherhood is not an easy role. It takes a lot of preparation and knowledge on how to raise a child well or else we will just be perpetuating the mistakes of the past.

I applaud your for raising awareness on ANC. Prevention is better than cure. Is there an organization in your region that you can partner with?

Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

valem
Aug 24
Aug 24

you are the right person to be given the name of a social reformer because you know the real situation, so many communities go through , congratulations keep it up my sister.

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Hi Valem thank you so much for your words of encouragement.
May God bless you abundantly.
xx

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Hi Ka how are you? Thanks so much for always being there to everyone in this family. What God has plan for you, only him alone knows and you will be a living testimony. For the organisation, yes there is. And as you rightly said prevention is better than cure.
Love you dear stay save.

All is well, by God's grace, dear. Thank you so much! I sent you a message. You're welcome!

Nini Mappo
Aug 24
Aug 24

Hi Honorine,
There is so much hardship, so much heartbreak, so much courage, so much resilience, so much triumph, and so much hope in your story.
I pray that you will continue strong in this role that you have risen up to out of compassion. You are a hero to every single girl and woman and family you impact. Stay encouraged :)

Sending hugs.

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Hello Nini how are you today. Thanks for those words of wisdom and encouragement. I believe that with God everything is possible.
Love and hugs too.

Beth Lacey
Aug 24
Aug 24

I wish you good luck with your community work.

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 25
Aug 25

Thanks Beth.
Love you and hugs