#ChooseToChallenge and #RaiseYourHand!
“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
This year’s IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. This encourages all women to raise their hands to show their commitment, choosing to challenge, and call out inequality. Over 80% of the people who are insured through DDFinance are female. We visited one saving group in Kibera, Nairobi. The Lindi Support Group has 13 active members: 2 males and 11 females. When we talked to some women in the group, they shared their stories and how they #ChooseToChallenge.
One of the women told us it has been a tough year. Despite this, the Collective has boosted their savings, which again has enabled the members to start small businesses and to generate more income. That is an empowering state of mind.
Please check out the video, get inspired, #ChooseToChallenge and #RaiseYourHand.