Marie Abanga

Joined Oct 2018
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About Me

I was born on a certain Thursday the 18th of January 1979 and I was later told that my father who had been hoping to have a Son this time around (since their first child was a girl), just resolved to treat me like one. I was the kind you will call a ‘jolly’ kid and have grown up to a be a Merry Marie. My alias or nickname “Ayo” is kind of an exclamation like ‘Oh my God’. The Douala people use it in their dialect to dramatize or exclaim, it means 'Soft' in my dialect, and "Joy" in a Nigerian dialect.

I am founder of Hope for the Abused and Battered Cameroon. I am a survivor of Domestic abuse in several forms but I refuse to wallow in any pity. We offer, psychological, legal and holistic counselling.
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and RA but those don’t define me – hence I stigmatize stigma by sharing the good, the shaggy and the looney about my thrilling life. I wish to one day open a center called 'The Love Zone'. One where only love and empathy reign, no abuse or stigma.

My Vision

My vision is being able to fulfill my purpose on earth, to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life with my personal experiences.

Needs

I love reaching out, to help inspire and motivate, so I appreciate all opportunities I get, and love to emulate an attitude of gratitude.

Abilities

I am a tale of talents for real lol. A passionate lady, mother and coach, lover of books, nature and my fellow human beings in all serenity.

Interests

Economic PowerEducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and Boys

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Marie Abanga commented on Has asking ever been easy for you? I am learning to ask with Faith and Hope Feb 19 Marie Abanga commented on Another Dream Feb 17 Marie Abanga commented on My World Pulse family inspires me Feb 14 Marie Abanga loved My World Pulse family inspires me Feb 14 Marie Abanga loved A Love Struck Nation Feb 13 Marie Abanga commented on The semi house pillar Feb 11 Marie Abanga loved The semi house pillar Feb 11 Marie Abanga commented on How do you live your life? Feb 11 Marie Abanga loved Another Dream Feb 10 Marie Abanga commented on HOW TO SPOT THE ENERGY DRAINERS AND ENERGY GIVERS IN YOUR LIFE Feb 09 Marie Abanga loved HOW TO SPOT THE ENERGY DRAINERS AND ENERGY GIVERS IN YOUR LIFE Feb 09 Marie Abanga loved Turning my dreams into a reality Feb 09 Marie Abanga commented on Home Sweet Home Feb 09 Marie Abanga commented on 5 Ways to Make Your Job Meaningful Work Feb 09 Marie Abanga loved 5 Ways to Make Your Job Meaningful Work Feb 09 Marie Abanga commented on Physical appearance Feb 09 Marie Abanga commented on An attitude of gratitude sometimes goes a long way: 40 things I am grateful for as I turn 40 Feb 09 Marie Abanga commented on Meeting 3 World Pulse (WP) sisters B2B deserves some celebration Feb 07 Marie Abanga commented on DRC: Security Begins With Women Feb 07 Marie Abanga loved DRC: Security Begins With Women Feb 07 Marie Abanga commented on The Pulse and its Impact in My Life. Feb 06 Marie Abanga loved The Pulse and its Impact in My Life. Feb 06 Marie Abanga commented on World Pulse: The best advocacy platform I found just as I close the 3rd chapter of my life Feb 06 Marie Abanga loved Freedom to cycle in Kabul’s streets Jan 30 Marie Abanga loved My Story My Life: An Inspiration To Others Jan 29 Marie Abanga loved Paving the way for women to grow Jan 29 Marie Abanga commented on Some reasons why you should strive to rise up, speak up and shine after Domestic Abuse Jan 29 Marie Abanga commented on STORIES MATTER Jan 21 Marie Abanga loved STORIES MATTER Jan 21 Marie Abanga commented on SIERRA LEONE: Girls Are the Future of Peace and Security Jan 21 Marie Abanga loved SIERRA LEONE: Girls Are the Future of Peace and Security Jan 21 Marie Abanga loved FIJI: Finding Our Voices, Communicating for Peace Jan 17 Marie Abanga loved This Kind Of World Is Possible Jan 17 Marie Abanga commented on What does an abuser look like? Can you always read violence on a face? Jan 17 Marie Abanga loved Instilling Confidence In Our Children Jan 15 Marie Abanga loved Peace has no price, violence is expensive. Jan 13 Marie Abanga commented on My Big Audacious Passion Project entitled #GiftFromMum project Jan 13 Marie Abanga loved My Big Audacious Passion Project entitled #GiftFromMum project Jan 13 Marie Abanga commented on The Prayer (Of A Beautiful Woman): Jan 13 Marie Abanga loved Oregon Author Published book 'The Eve Chronicles" about Oregon Jan 10