How we celebrate girls and women by involving them in community outreach activities and causing them to impact communities

Tendo
Posted October 19, 2020

Hi world pulse I come back here to share a story!!!!!!praying you enjoy. In my community there's so much rain and the mosquitoes are breeding and the spread of malaria is at its peak. My heart aches for the girls that experience early pregnancies and those that have babies. Malaria makes women experience miscarriages and babies can die if they don't get treatment. In my community women and girls are neglected mostly if she gets pregnant at an early age. 

 

That's why I stated up a community organisation " HOPE ON THE ROCK MINISTRIES" a community organisation focusing on helping widows and teenage mothers and girl child.

 

The epidemic has swept food off the plates of widows who are not permitted to own land for farming after the death of their husbands!!!!!! . These widows who help me keep the abandoned teen moms in their small homes because I haven't built a shelter for abandoned teen moms yet have gone through a lot of issues including malaria and lack of food. The little girl's bodies can't breast feed well with malaria and their babies at risk of death.

 

I plan to have a communal garden for widows and girls  to grow food to have a sustainable food supply and also distribute mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria as they sleep under mosquito nets with their babies.

 

 

Well part of my plans was fulfilled when a friend donated 20 mosquito nets and dry food and I used my women and girls to distribute it to the most needy families and what joy  was on their faces as they received the nets and food. The vulnerable women and girls found themselves useful in the community where they are despised this is building their confidence and hope to impact people's lives greatly even in their vulnerability

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Paulina Nayra
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 20, 2020

Dear Tendo,
That's the way to go Tendo. Women and girls are capable of doing community service. By letting them involved in your work, they will learn new skills and get comfortable meeting other people and improve their interpersonal communication skills. Hope you'll find support in your work. You may want to use the Resources page on World Pulse where you can post a Need. Who knows help might just come your way when sisters read you post.
Good luck and please take care.
Huggs.

Tendo
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 20, 2020

Thank you sister. How do we get to the world pulse resource page

Nini Mappo
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 20, 2020

Dear Tendo,
I am all too familiar with that photo, the needs expressed in every face, the hope and also the helplessness. The first thing I noticed is that the teen in the green dress needs a new one that's wide enough to accommodate her budding breasts, because I was her, and I feel her cautious embarrassment.
It's so good of you to be looking after these precious people in their needs and abandonment. You are a beautiful soul, and I hope that your foundation takes wings to empower these girls and women ignored by society. And if I can send a dress to that girl I used be, feel free to send me a private message and let me know how.
All the best dear Tendo:)

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Hi sister am glad you care for these girls and relate with what They are going through. May the good Lord bless you sister. Yes about the dress am happy to receive one or many from you. Please inbox me your whatsapp line

Tendo
Dec 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020

Hey sister Nini I have seen the girl in the green dress you will be hearing from me shortly

Sabiha Hasan
Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020

Wow! I m so happy that you are changing lives of other woman in your community. Keep it up!

Tendo
Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020

Thank you sister

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Thanks

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 23, 2020
Oct 23, 2020

Dear Tendo,
This is such an important plan that you are putting into action. You are facing so much and your photo is beautiful, seeing this woman laughing, surrounded by many. Congratulations on this plan and all the best with finding the needed funds.

Tendo
Oct 23, 2020
Oct 23, 2020

Thank you dear Tam

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Oct 25, 2020
Oct 25, 2020

Thanks for sharing your lovely story dear Tendo. You are an angel.
Proud of you

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Thank dear sister

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020

Hello, Tendo,

Your community is so blessed to have a woman like you to look after these widows, early moms, and orphans. Kudos to you our sister for being so courageous and strong through it all. We share your joy that a friend helped out by donating mosquitos nets and food. Thank you for this wonderful update. I agree with Ate Paulina, women and girls are CAPABLE! They know the solutions to the problems that arise in their household and communities.

God bless you, sister Tendo!

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Sister Karen you have played a very big role of encouraging and I want you to that you have a hand in the good stories that you enjoy. Thank you so much Karen

Amanda Obidike
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

Hi Tendo,
This story bring tears to my eyes. I really appreciate all you are doing for teen moms. I hope and pray you gain the adequate support and resources you need to continue this great work.
please do not relent. Be strong for them and for other teen moms out there.
Sometimes, we take for granted these basic and social needs while others crave for this as gold.
I sincerely hope we will be able to fight against malaria once and for all in Africa.

Keep up the great work!
Well done.

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Thank you sister.

MUKABA ZAWADI
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

merci pour le partage de votre histoire et cette enthousiaste et simphatie d'aider les orphelins et veuves

Lilac
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Well done sister.

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Thank you sister

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Dear Tendo
How are you doing dear. Am impressed with your women empowerment strategy and wish you courage in all the work you are doing. I will like to read more from you on how you empower women and girls to be involve in community outreach. If you ever wish to involve women and girls with disabilities in your activities,I am available to share knowledge of inclusion with you so as to make it work.
In Sisterhood
Veronica Ngum
Cameroon

Tendo
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Hey sister Vero. Thank you so much for encouraging me and o of course yes I would want to know how to work with women and girls with disabilities because I have some of them

Lilac
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020

Dear Tendo

We would like to invite you to streamline on women discussion circle 23rd November

Rose Marie Johnson
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 01, 2020

I am always amazed how with so little resources beautiful hearts make a different for those in desperate need.

Tendo
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 02, 2020

Thank you sister, we build hope in those that are hopeless