Honoring My Hero on International Women's Day

HowMatters
Posted March 7, 2011 from United States
Clara Dube, friend and mentor
Clara Dube, friend and mentor
Clara Dube, friend and mentor (1/1)

Newly arrived in Zimbabwe, armed with a Masters of International Development and a fairly naive view of how to help "the poor," I met Clara Dube. As my boss and mentor, she helped re-shape my idealism by teaching me what community-based development was really all about. As a passionate professional and a caring mother, she also embodied women's empowerment in her work and in her life.

Now an aid worker for over a decade, I have a profoundly deeper respect for what is local and indigenous that wouldn't have been possible were it not for her. Thank you Clara!

~Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org

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