Resign from employment to be a community resource woman

Rosylyne Nabaala
Posted July 29, 2018 from Kenya

After finishing high school I went to the Government Training Institute to start my secretarial and book keeping cours, after two years I got my certification and I went to stay widh my uncle in Nairobi city and after one week I started to searh for employment.  I was waking up very early in the morning without having breakfast because there was nothing in the kitchen to be cooked and go out to the officers, industries, companies, Government offices and private companies to drop my  job applications. After three months resieved a calling letter for a job interview , it was on Sunday and I was to go for the interview on Monday so I new that I need strength to walk to that office the following morning so I decided to eat half of my supper and live other half for breakfast because my uncle does not provide breakfast for me. The interview went well and they told me that they will let me know the way forward soon, after five days I reserved a call to go and start working there and I was very happy and thankful to God for giving me the job. I worked with them for seven months then the boss started sexualy harassing me and when I stop him he threatened to suck from work. One day on Friday evening he called me to his office and when I enter he was standing at the door then he pushed me to the floor and starting to rape me, I was straggling to stand up and run away but he was heavy for me but I managed to escape when he was removing it from his underwear I kicked his private part and run away leaving him crying for pain on the floor. From that day I did not go back to work and when I got a nother job the case was just the same sex harassment and I decided to go back to the grass roots community health volunteer. In my village I found that there was so many rape cases and defilement and when I asked why I was told that there is water shortage in our village and women and children are going very fare to fetch water in the river and the way is through the Bush so the bad men are taking the advantages. After few months of thinking about what we can do about the future and the situation I came up with another idea and I gather the woman and told them that we better look for permanent solution and after long discussion I told them that we must start a project of digging boreholes so that we can get clean water near our homes and we all agree with that project the following day we went to the village elder and told him our plans and he called the all community for a meeting and when he announced the project we agree to donate and fundraising for the first borehole then after that one we got many more from well wishes and now we have treated clean water for our village because of wealth of a woman. 

This story was submitted in response to #WealthofWomen.

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Tarke Edith
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Dear sIster Roselyne
Water is life
This great idea of your has really please me and l believe that this community will ever aprecaite your elfort, thank you sister for this great job .

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Thanks for your encouraging comments my God bless you dear sister.

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Dear Rosylyne,

You have shown here with such beauty how you have not only survived through sheer determination your goal to find work even with the lack of enough food to sustain yourself, but then after finding work, the horror of not one but two bosses attempting to rape you. Then finding out how many women in your village were experiencing the same horrible violence. But you gathered them, heard their stories and created a solution. You are a beautiful hero! I am so glad that you have found WorldPulse. You are an inspiration of what is possible. The world over, we women are sharing stories of how far-reaching sexual violence is toward women and girls. You have fought back, shone a big light on it, and even brought water to your community. Meeting heroes like you here gives me great hope.

With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Oh, what a wonderful and encouraging comments this is! Really touched my heart and soul. Thank you so much.

Juliet Acom
Sep 28, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Wow,

I feel motivated. Still working on my resource map and this has made me double my efforts.

Rosylyne Nabaala
May 25
May 25

Wow we are together sis.

florence kekong
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

My dear Rosilyn. I really appreciate your well thought out idea. You are a brave woman. God will make you great through your inspiring works, amen

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Thanks dear sister and may God bless you and your family.

florence kekong
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Amen

Jill Langhus
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Hi Rosylyne,

Wow! Thanks for sharing your harrowing tale with us:-( I was really impressed that you not only stood up for yourself twice, and did something about improving the situation for all women. Have the boreholes improved the rape cases?

Good luck with your submission.

Hope you have a great day!

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Yes! Yes! Yes the borehole project improves rape cases from my village dear sister and we thank God for the well wishes.

Jill Langhus
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Awesome!!!! Good job:-)

Rosylyne Nabaala
May 25
May 25

Thanks My lovely sister

Jill Langhus
May 25
May 25

You're welcome, dear!

Stephanie Mah
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Hi my sister you are indid a superhero, you are a woman of hope, God bless you for Standing up for other women.

Rosylyne Nabaala
May 25
May 25

Thank you let's help each other dear

Marie Abanga
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

Dear Rose,

Another wow one from me. Aren't you amazing?

Sorry you had to go through those awful personal experiences yourself first, but you are doing so great now.

Lots of courage dada

Rosylyne Nabaala
May 25
May 25

Thank you so much sister Marie Obanga lots of love

Marie Abanga
May 28
May 28

Way to go sis

Rosylyne Nabaala
May 29
May 29

Amen