I come from Cameroon. Some 40 years ago, I was brought to this world by some two lovely people. My mum was a petite trader and my father physically disabled. Both raised me and my 4 siblings with dignity and love. Where I come from, men dominate in all spheres, while women are only expected to perform their reproductive roles which include, domestic work, childbearing and caring. Growing up and seeing my mum multitasks, and at the same time ensuring the best for her children, inspired me to stand up for women and girls independence. Iknew from an early age that women are a wealthy being and for sure a social entrepreneur! So - was my pursuit as a social entrepreneur developed - where I wanted to contribute in freeing women from this patriarchal system and enable them to have access to and control over resources such as land, property, finance - to enable them create wealth as well as turn the 2.7% of urban women in entrepreneurship to 72% or more.
In an attempt to support women, for the last 5 years, I have been holding capacity building trainings and entrepreneurial workshops with young women and girls, especially those from poor communities, teaching them on how to do hair, sow dresses, make soaps, cleaning detergents, safe food processing, healthy practices and peace-building. Through this, I have trained over 80 women, given them life skill and empower them to run their own micro-enterprises. Being part of World Pulse will help raise my voice and those of the many women in my community who has long for a safe space to speak, learn and share new skills and become the person they have always wanted to become.