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Introducing myself and my journal: African Women Strides

About Me:
Gretta is a widowed mother of three. An educator by profession. I have a passion for women's ministry and the youth. I am a dedicated member of the Women's Manyano (a mothers' union of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa). I have served the Manyano as a district treasurer for two consecutive terms in the Grahamstown District. Later I served as District President for two consecutive terms in the Queenstown District - a followership of approximately 10 000 women. God offered me an opportunity to grow, develop, know Him and be spiritually enriched. The exposure of these offices made me mingle with women of the world, make my contribution and to learn from others. I was then elected as President to represent and lead the women of the Southern and East Africa at the Federation. The office requires that I acquaint and familiarise myself with challenges that the women of the area face, encourage and strive to be part of the solution. Try to set up meaningful partnerships for women in these countries. It is my passion to join hands with other women in seeking to overcome challenges pertaining to women. Inner strength makes me face challenges with confidence, knowing God is on my side. Mentoring and grooming younger women is a joy.

My Passions:
mentoring young women

My Challenges:

My Vision for the Future:
Have young girls from rural areas reaching their full potential

My Areas of Expertise:
Motivational Speaker;


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Bwanji, Gretta,

I am so impressed with your heart and your soul purpose. Please know that I am interested in what you are doing and pray for you daily.

I am from Chicago but spend a lot of time in Livingstone, Zambia where I started out building a pre-school but found everyolne was building a pre-school. So, I have been working with street orphans BUT I came to realize that taking the pressure off women in this town was the best for a start. So, when it is cold I supply blankets to stop the screaming of the little children in the huts. Then the aunties and grandmothers do not feel so bad. I feed the families as money permits and I am training some kids to be taxi drivers so at least it gets them above the poverty level.

I hope we will keep in touch.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy Stebbins

In Livingstone Zambia one of the schools gave me a nickname, a Losi name. Lilato.

Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

Hello Again Gretta

Hi Gretta,

I forgot to tell you that if you would like to see what I do in L/stone you can check out my website at

Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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Welcome to Pulsewire! I’m so

Welcome to Pulsewire!

I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself!

Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

Warm Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia


Sarvina from Cambodia
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