Helping child mothers through equipping women

Tendo
Posted August 29, 2020

Hey team world pulse,

Am always excited to share what's happening in my community. Because of the lock down and children are not in school there's need to keep them busy mostly the young girls to prevent child pregnancies and early marriages.

 

The soap idea came up and it was well received by the community and had positive results but unfortunately I lacked enough resources to reach out to the rest of the community. But those I have trained are benefiting already and are helping their communities keep clean hands and earning income and dignity and self esteem.

There's a challenge of food and the widows want to do farming and goat rearing and poultry farming to have food and sell the rest to have other domestic needs and also take care of the teenage mother to avoid early marriages.

In my community widows inherit nothing, land and property is taken by in laws. So they don't have no where to farm and it's a rainy season suitable for farming.

I want to aquire land for the women and girls to farm and get rid of famine. Any kind of help will highly be appreciated to support our women and girls

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Nini Mappo
Aug 30
Aug 30

Hi Tendo,
It's unfortunate what the widows in your community are experiencing. Your vision of a community garden is great and besides providing food, can be a great channel of healing for women's working on it.

Good on you, and God's speed in getting the resources you need to kick-start this inspiring project.

Tendo
Aug 30
Aug 30

Amen.Thank you so much am encouraged

Hello, Tendo,

I'm so glad that your initiative is growing and creating a positive impact in your community. It now opens an idea to pursue farming which is a sustainable livelihood. There are really a lot of things to be done at the grassroots level. Funding is definitely a challenge for most of us.

Keep on doing what you can do at this time, dear sister. You can start with what you know, and build on what you have. As you work together, more ideas will keep coming. Nothing is more powerful than people who have one vision and are committed to achieving it. Have you considered setting up a community savings?

Tendo
Aug 31
Aug 31

Hey karen, thank you for encouraging me. I tried community savings but it didn't work for these are widows. They believe they will begin to save when they begin doing something. And the community neglects them so it can't save for them

You're welcome, dear sister. Oh, yeah, that's right. That's valid and understandable, dear. Thanks for the clarification. I believe that dream of owning a farm will come, dear. :)