I have definitely been going through a series of challenges lately. My husband has been in Jail for close to 3 months relations to the sociopolitical crisis, My second son is very sick, has not been able to resume high school, and its at home now with me. In addition my first son is autistic, I live in a region that is currently affected by sociopolitical crisis, I run an NGo for disadvantage girls and women, and then above all, I have to play the role of both parents. But all the above has not suppressed my desire to empower women. In fact I am willing to sacrifice my time and resources however small and at any given opportunity to gain skills that will empower these girls and women economically.
I was privileged to attend a two days intensive training work shop on economic empowerment of women and girls as a response strategy to Covid19 and Gender based violence in the North West Region organized by UNDP and UN Women. We were taught on soap and hand sanitisers production. I will in return be teaching these skills to 10 deaf and Vulnerable girls and women. In addition to that we will be training them on how to sell these products online so they could have a wider market. I plan to focus on facebook and WhatsApp so they have a mastery of these tools.
It is estimated that 80 persons will benefit from this initiative because these girls have a household of averagely eight persons.