Keep doing the good you do, you never know who's watching

Marie Abanga
Posted June 12, 2019 from Cameroon

I do all I do with passion, meaning I persevere and persist all the way. My main mantra in life is the 3Ds of "Determination, Discipline and Dedication". 

This is so evident in my work with my association Hope for the Abused and Battered (H4AB). I knew from the beginning it will take a while to get going and to attract some funding, but I am so hopeful given all what has happened so far.

I have been able to crowd fund for several of the cases of rape we have worked on, and a Gofundme Campaign I did raised 200euros.

Yesterday, I received two organisations in my home which is the temporal Mental Health Care support center of H4AB. One of them the Limona Foundation International based here in Douala Cameroon, brought some volunteers from the other organisation from the US. They came because their country director and project director have been following me on social media and have been moved by what I do.

Now, another interesting twist here is that I had once received the spouse of the project director in my home when she battled a relapse from postpartum depression. I didn't even know her husband on Facebook yet, and didn't bill her anything out of love for lovely baby. He reminded me of that yesterday and all present found that soul.

I am very hopeful that by the time my organisation is a year old in 5 months, we would have gotten some good partnerships and at least one grant to implement one of our projects.

I also want to appreciate the bravery of one of my girls Nadege who shared her story, answered questions and sang a song before saying a closing prayer. 

All in all, it was a wonderful working and networking meeting, and I am so encouraged in it all.

And so dear someone, keep doing the good you are doing and one day something very good will equally come yours or your association's way.

#thereishope

#bethehope

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Jill Langhus
Jun 12, 2019
Jun 12, 2019

Hi Marie,

You are such an inspiration, dear. Thanks so much for sharing your uplifting update. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see what other good fortune comes your way. It really has me thinking that maybe I should take the leap and at least start a social media page for my organization even though I don't really feel like I have much to say yet. I have to start somewhere....

Marie Abanga
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019

Hiya dearie,

Thank you very much. Please do start that Facebook page o. You have to start somewhere, that's what my mentor taught me. I started with a Facebook page too and gradually built a website (still in construction) but hmm much progress with it all.
Let me know how it goes. We have to dare to dare if we really want something in life a lot of times.
Have a great weekend

Jill Langhus
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019

Hello lovely:-)

You're very welcome! I am. Thanks again for the inspiration and added push. I've already talked to a friend that will help create it for me...yay! Yes, it is a lot.

Will do. I agree.

You, too, dear!

Wusufor
Jun 12, 2019
Jun 12, 2019

Wow! This is definitely a good report on the ear, ha. You never know indeed. God told us to do our everything in secret and that he(God) who sees everything in secret will reward us. Your rewards has started coming. I sing praises with you. Keep up your hard work and more rewards will follow. Have a good day!

Marie Abanga
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019

Amen sis,
Thank you. May it be your portion too with the work you do

Anita Shrestha
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing, keep it continue

Ekitah
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 07, 2019

Hi Marie! Thanks for sharing your works. May God bless you as you inspire others.

Marie Abanga
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019

Dear Ekitah,

Thank, may the blessings be ours all o Amen

Marie Abanga
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019

Dear Anita,

Thank you

lizzymark
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 07, 2019

Wow great job Marie,am so happy for you and I pray the partnership works and this ones are helped. Thanks for doing what you do with passion.

Marie Abanga
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019

Dear Lizzy,

Thank you. It did take off well and am looking forward to keeping it going.
All the best too

IjeomaSO
Nov 13, 2019
Nov 13, 2019

Continue to inspire and never give up dear. You have such an endearing quality.

Marie Abanga
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019

Dear Ijeoma,

Thank you o, I will by Grace
All the best

Kabahenda
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

My dear Sister Abanga,

My dear Marie,
Your work is indeed inspirational. I like you 3D motto. Way to go.

I hope that other young women in Africa will emulate your example.

Keep it up! it i good that ou are getting some funds, I am sure that more will come.
All the best to you.

Marie Abanga
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

My dear sister Kabahenda,

Thank you so much. Yes, I will keep doing my best. I am equally grateful I am getting more support.

In sisterhood