My Personal Assets Map

Olubee
Posted September 25, 2015 from Nigeria

In my journey through life.,I discovered that I have the ability to encouraging people to do thing that they believe they cant do,such as going to school,learning a trade or taking a positive steps in the life.I have done this unconsciously without attaching any importance not until some years back,i discovered i have the ability to mentor,encourage,give advise and inspire other to take up challenging opportunities.Times without numbers i have encouraged youth in my community to go to school or learn a trade,even women. This ability or personal resources is what propel me to start Pathfinder Initiative to help youth and women find their purpose in life.But there is the problem of financial resource which most people can not afford,if they learn the trade they need a start up capital,if they need to go to school,who will sponsor their education,so there is this challenges of financing.Even when the government give economic empowerment,there is the problem of funding.The lending rate of the banks don't encourage small scale business to approach them for loans.I envision that in the nearest future Pathfinder initiatives will be able to give out instrument such as sewing machines,hairdryer etc scholarships to deserving youth to go to school and small loans to women to trade, to economically empower and better their lives, for a better and peaceful,poverty free society.These is my vision and the change i want to see in my community.

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champagne
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Hi Olubee,

Financial is very common problem.Most women have a skills to start business but the problem is money.Many talented youth want to finished college and have a bachelor degree but the problem is money.

But we don't let financial problem will stop us to achieve our goal.There are so may ways we can do.Just believe in ourselves,in our ability.

I believed in you that you can do more and inspired women in your community.I'm hoping that there is government or private sector that can help in your vision.

Regards,

Champagne

Olubee
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Thank you champagne for your words,yes encouagement is the first step in solving economic problems.Believing in oneself and determination goes a long way to achieving graet things.

thanks

Bukola.

Tan Ching
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Raising funds via donations from international companies to support the program or obtaining government funding to subsidize it....?

Olubee
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Dear Pohching, Yes,Donations from international companies and government funding will go a long way to alleviate this challenges.I have been unable to apply for any funding because my initiative is not registered yet,i have only been run on my little resources.Very soon,it will be registered,if you know any international companies or resources to help, that support new NGOs i will be glad to approach such,thank you.

Bukola

Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015
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Hideko Nagashima
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Hello, Olubee

Contact our non-profit organization that support women and children in Nigeria.  We currently are working on water purification project in a village in Akwa Ibom state and building program for orphanage of victims of witch-hunting.  Yes, encouragement keep us going, but more importantly, you want to shout out loud there are helps available, my dear.  Tell them about the stories, picture yourself if you have this amount of money how would you use it?  Anyone can ask for money, but only to stand out from the crowd is to present the issues, outline the project, how you are going to solve the problem and how the people benefit from it.  

Hideko N.

www.swacin.com

Olubee
Sep 27, 2015
Sep 27, 2015

Thanks dear Hideko,I

i appreciate your suggestion.i will cotact your organisation that support women and children.

Regards

Bukola

annadassa
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Hello Olubee,

You have made your vision plane, now you with the help of others will run with it. Don't ever stop Searching, Knocking and Asking but keep advancing so you are able to help and encourage others more that you are doing right now..........!

Many Blessings,

Annadassa

annadassa
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Hello Olubee,

You have made your vision plane, now you with the help of others will run with it. Don't ever stop Searching, Knocking and Asking but keep advancing so you are able to help and encourage others more that you are doing right now..........!

Many Blessings,

Annadassa

Olubee
Sep 27, 2015
Sep 27, 2015

Annadassa, Thanks so much for your words,they really energise me,your words really pushed me to want to move and do more. Thank you. Bukola

emergentcorp
Sep 27, 2015
Sep 27, 2015

Hi Bukola:

In my country there is a common saying that the event, such as a wedding, brings its own money.  It speaks to a level of faith and determination people possess.  I hear a similar thread of faith and determination in your asset mapping post and, like other sisters' comments, encourage you to build on your assets reaching out to alternate financial sources like international non profit organizations.

Warm regards, Abigail

Olubee
Sep 27, 2015
Sep 27, 2015

Dear Abigail, i really appreciate your words,i believe i can achieve a lot by the help of my sisters on world pulse,by your words pushing me to do more and all of the encouragement. Love Bukola

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 28, 2015

Dear Olubee,

You have done well. And the issues of money and funding are a great challenge to many of us. But you have done well for your community and i am sure that your community is very proud of  you. 

For those who would like to further their education but canot afford, there is an online University called University of the People that gives people a chance to get a degree. Please advise many of them to apply.

It is always nice to hear your stories. Keep doing the good work becasue we are here to support each other in whatever  paths we decide to take.

Stay blessed my dear sister. 

Maggie B
Oct 04, 2015
Oct 04, 2015

Olubee,

What an important issue you have touched on - the need to connect smart, driven, innovative people with the necessary resources to work toward their vision and economic stability. And you are answering this need through your own innovative work, Pathfinder. When dealing with complex issues it can be challenging to figure out how to even get started, but you are taking action! Congratulations and good luck as you move forward.

Best,

Maggie B

SanPatagonia
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 08, 2015

Hi Olubee... You have pointed out a very important issue: the access to micro-financing. The last few years I've read many life-changing experiences of women whose lives have been touched by this opportunity, and so many projects are waiting to be micro-funded or even crowdfunded! There's hope. There's always a way.

Don't give up and keep on being that inspiring voice for those who might be thinking they won't make it. Hope to read more about your journey!

Warm regards

San