I met my father when I was around twelve years old. Even though I had lived the first twelve years of my life only knowing what he looked and sounded like, it was good to know I had a father. His absence was never felt. I was surrounded by people who gave me what I […]
Dear [fatherless] daughter, Your life may never be the same again, The void your father left seems to grow bigger over time. You may not have had the best relationship with him, Yet you still find yourself begging him in your head to come back. Perhaps you were too young to remember him, Perhaps […]
I lost my father when I was 11. He died of a heart attack. The pre-teen girl I was had to grow at a very high speed. My life changed completely as my family moved to another city, my mother became a single mom who had to care for 4 children while I had […]
Antoinette Botti is a Norway-based social entrepreneur from Ivory Coast. Owner of the brand Ging founded in 2012, she works with rural women in Ivory Coast to produce, sell and market a healthy ginger drink made from natural ingredients and inspired by a traditional West African recipe: “Gnamakoudji”, a powerful drink made of ginger root that is often used as an expectorant, pain reliever and body warmer.
Conversation with Marie Tamoifo, an environmental activist from Cameroon, President and founder of “Jeunesse Verte du Cameroon”.
In a workshop located in a suburb of Yaounde, a group of seamstresses produce washable and reusable cloth menstrual pads with cotton sourced locally. These pads will then be distributed in supermarkets, pharmacies and donated in rural communities across Cameroon. Olivia Mvondo Boum is the founder of KmerPad, a cooperative whose mission is to improve […]
Olivia Mvondo Boum is the co-founder and operations director of KmerPad, a Cameroon-based organization whose mission is to improve the lives and health of thousands of young African girls and women through reusable and washable menstrual pads and awareness workshops.
Interview with Mère Jah, educator and activist living in the middle of the Pahou forest, near Ouidah in the Republic of Benin.
In a four-hectares natural area located in the midst of the Pahou forest, in the town of Ouidah, educator and environmental advocate Mere Jah founded a Centre of Awakening, Animation and Stimulation for Children (CEVASTE).
Kessounou is a village located in the Dangbo town in the Republic of Benin, often affected by floods during rainy season, thus causing several health and social issues. At the heart of this community, women have a sacred role in the local economy and the development of the village. Through their activities, they are able […]