I believe strongly that every human being is entitled to the basic necessities of life; food, clean water, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, poverty robs many of these necessities and people die needless deaths because of the deprivation of these basic necessities.
As a mother, it breaks my heart every time I hear that a child has died due to malnutrition and I can literally feel the pain of the woman who bore that child. And I know he or she was precious to her even as my little girl is precious to me. I have had the opportunity to help women struggling with poverty pay their children’s school fees, put food on the table and clothes on the backs of their children and I believe it is a good thing to provide these basic necessities to help people suffering deprivation as a result of poverty but I believe it is a better thing for women to be empowered to come out of poverty by granting them access to skill acquisition and business loans to enable them earn a living and provide for their children. So, although it is a good thing to give a man fish to eat, you don’t bring him out of poverty until you teach him how to fish.
Please join me in giving opportunities to women working their way out of poverty. Together, we can make a difference.