My journey

Ronnie.kpas
Posted November 4, 2017 from Nigeria

Am Veronica haruna from kogi state in north central Nigeria, am from a family of 10 and am the sixth child, am married with four kids.

My community is rural ,the challenge am facing right now is how to lift rural women out of extreme poverty and stop them from using fire wood to cook because of the effect on their health and on the environment.

The challenge women face in my community is extreme poverty.

Am already taking action by supporting rural women empowerment and providing skill acquisition, to lift them out of poverty. This action supports better life for rural women. Though no one is supporting us for now.

I will need skill acquisition materials, grants(aid) to help me carry it out successfully.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 04, 2017
Nov 04, 2017

Hi Veronica. Thanks for sharing your story. It's great that you are empowering women in your rural community. Do you have a group of supportive women that you get support and feedback from to help you with your mission?

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 04, 2017
Nov 04, 2017

No dear, don't have any for now, am open to meet and learn, will be grateful if u can recommend or rather link me up with any of such women group. Thanks 

Jill Langhus
Nov 04, 2017
Nov 04, 2017

Sure thing. I have a couple of ideas. Aise just created an awesome support/empowerment FB group for people. A lot of them are African women. You can definitely get some support there, feedback and also share your stories there, and I'm sure someone has to live close to where you do. This is her WP profile, if you would like to message her on here: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/aise-jisimah. This is her FB, support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392902047797693/?multi_permalinks=394282.... And also, you can do a general search on WP, by country and interests and see if you can find some more supporters/mentors there, too. Hope it helps. Let me know... Have a good day:)

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 04, 2017
Nov 04, 2017

Woooow, this is so kind of u, thanks dear, this will really help, the world need people like you who are always available to help and put fellow women through. Thanks again dear.

Jill Langhus
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

You're welcome. Oh, good. Glad that it's helpful. Thank you for your kind feedback:-)

maeann
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Hello Veronica, I hope you will be able to connect with the right women who can support on your activity with Jill’s info provide, just connect with them :) 

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Yes I sure will, thanks maeann.

Olutosin
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Hello Veronica, welcome to Worldpulse,  I know how you feel about supporting your sisters,  I believe that little by little, it will work out. I produce a bag for cooking food but it will also need fire to bring the food to a boiling point before placing the pot inside my bag.

Last month, a Facebook friends introduced me to Zaacoal,  I don't know if it's expensive.  I will ask him the price, it's made from coconut shell.

BTW, my friend Esther is Igbira, she founded knit Africa,  she visits my office twice a week.

Welcome once again my sister 

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Woooow!! A bag for cooking food? that very innovative of u, the zaacoal  it sounds very good, pls do find out how expensive it is, and how readily the zaacoal will be available. Am interested. Am based in abuja, but we can keep communicating, thanks olutosin for the info.

Hina Bhagat
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Hello Veronica,

keep doing this sweetheart your thoughts are really amazing!!

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017

Thanks dimple for the kinds words , so nice of u.

Hina Bhagat
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

Pleasure love :)

leila Kigha
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 07, 2017

Hello Veronica,

thank you for sharing your story with us.  So any great resources and contacts available for you thanks to our amazing sisters. Do connect with them and we trust it’s going to be great. Also use the trainings available here on worldpulse platform. They are very helpful.

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 07, 2017

I sure will, thanks leila.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Feb 10, 2018
Feb 10, 2018

Hello, Veronica,

I could identify with your struggle. A lot of my countrymen are also in extreme poverty. Since we are an archipelago, they are spread in rural areas, urban areas and coastal areas. Those who live in the coastal areas are the poorest. Some use mangrove roota for cooking. It is sad because mangroves supposedly would protect them from calamities.

Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad that you are already providing solutions for your people there. May you find grants and donations to support your initiative.

Bim Adegbite
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Hi Veronica,
Just stopping by to see how you are doing so far. I hope you have been able to navigate a few support systems as suggested. Please continue to push through the challenges. Sometimes all we have to do is take those baby steps by doing what we can and doors begin to open.