Pulse Wire helps First Step Initiative leverage funds!
I am very grateful to be back on PulseWire to share some good news with you. As many of you might know,in January of this year, I won the PulseWire Bold Ideas Contest and I received three free coaching sessions from an expert in the field. Little did I know that these coaching sessions will be the beginning of something big. when I received the first phone call from Carol, my coach and now mentor, I felt as if we have known each other for a long time. After I shared my dreams and aspiration with Carol, she wanted me to come to Michigan and meet with Rebellious Dreamers, an organization that she and other women started to help women achieve their dreams. When I got to Ann Arbor, MI, I found out that, Rebellious Dreamers has been looking for an outlet to do microfinance and here I was presenting the opportunity to them. To make the long story short, First Step Initiative received $10,000 from Rebellious Dreamers to support women entrepreneurs in the DR Congo. I feel like we are making strides toward our goal of reaching 11,000 women in the next five years. So, I am very grateful to PulseWire for opening up this opportunity for First Step Initiative. Your support makes it possible for countless of women in the DR Congo transform their lives. Again, thank you for being part of our journey as we continue to spread microfinance in the DRC. I look forward to your continued support. I would like to leave you with this quote from my friend Sheryl VanderPol, a Minnesota artist who created a beautiful artwork for First Step Initiative, which we use as our logo. The quote goes like this, "When we help each other climb, we are all lifted and the Universe smiles!".