I think many of you know that most Sub-Saharan countries are deemed the poorest. I reside in Zimbabwe where the usual norms are poverty. I have been under the cushioning of my parents who worked hard to ensure me and my siblings went to mission schools.( I thank God for them and the opportunity I got). Back then I did not understand them when they said they had no money or their salary was inadequate to cover my expenses at school. I usually threw tantrums but you could see them trying so hard for me to fit in at boarding school. Now I am working and the economy of Zimbabwe keeps going in a downward spiral. I have needs that i want to meet. School, family and social needs all of them need my attention. It is disheartening to earn a salary that can barely cover all your expenses but one thing I have learnt is there is light at the end of the tunnel. Let me go back a bit, when I finished University, i had a zeal to conquer the world with my new achievement a degree. I searched for a job and then got a volunteering opportunity which was unpaid then i got an internship opportunity where i got the most devastating allowance, but was expected to carry out my duties diligently. I did not lose hope because I knew neither refusing the opportunity nor staying at home will change my financial position. I had to push through. I am still job hunting but my financial position and way of thinking has shifted. My boss saw that I was passionate about writing and introduced me to World Pulse. It has been a stress reliever for me and a process of growth. World pulse has made me meet women from different cultures who aspire to become big and have taken me in as family. The hope of reaching out to women through writing has pioneered my career and has made me invest in having my own website where i counsel people online and for those in Zimbabwe face-to-face. I will turn it into a business soon but I am happy with my progress for now. I have hope to become a better person and be an Ambassador for women in my Nation to ensure no woman is left behind. I have hope that my story will impact their lives and give strength to the weary. I have hope that the sisterhood of World Pulse be spread into Zimbabwe and ensure our communities and the nation become economically efficient again. I have hope that better days are coming for me...My hope is still vibrant
This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.