Today, I hold a bachelor’s degree and have attended several technical trainings to collect my certificate in data management. In addition to caring for my family, I work as an assistant to the manager of a savings and credit association.
I am also the president of our community health group, which means I convene and coordinate the monthly meetings, reinforce our local health services and facilitate training. Community health groups are supported in their work to ensure that people are accessing health services and learning how to better care for their children and families by Plan.
Holding this position gives me a sense of pride. It is well-respected in my community and was previously held by a man. When I was young, I learned that women are important. We have an obligation to make a positive impact in our communities, which improves the future for our children. That my own children are seeing me in this leadership role emphasizes this value I want them to share with me.
Based on my own experience, I believe that the biggest gift a woman can give her children, especially her daughters, is an education. Girls need to focus on their studies and live their lives with dignity. By living with dignity, we will be treated with respect. We mothers and women lead by example, being active participants in daily life, able to make changes and impact the future. I was inspired by the people I met in Plan, my parents, my teachers, to become a leader.
With their support, I was able to achieve my goals. It is my intention to do the same for my own children and the many other children in my village.