Meet the Women of Saahasee who have been dedicated community workers and change makers in the form of Self Help Groups. At a recent women’s day event held by our organisation they won the Award for “Best Women’s Self Help Groups Leaders” and the award for “Best Issue Based Committee Workers”. This just goes to show that with determination and perseverance anything is possible. I used to think that women supporting other women especially in a society that has conditioned us to consider each other as competition was a difficult and challenging task but seeing these women support each guide other despite their tremendously difficult circumstances just goes to show that supporting each other is part of our purpose and truly begins with being the change.
As the great Mahatma Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” and in this instance, that couldn’t ring more true.
Seeing such an amazing empowered group of women makes me think that being a change maker is choosing to be diamond when someone tells you you’re a lump of coal. So, whether it’s a goal you haven’t yet worked towards or your looking for a change, remember the change begins with u.