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Introducing myself and my journal: African woman on the platform

About Me:
My Name is Banda Nafula Catherine, a Bukusu by tribe from western Kenya and the founder of Women and Development (WODE). I was touched by the frustrations of divorced women and single mothers who were leading a miserable life and decided to act. Our mission is to restore hope and stability among women especially divorcees, single mothers and widows in Kimilili district through capacity building and entrepreneurship to enable them provide for their families. With a vision of having women entrepreneurs who are independent and self-sufficient.
Our main activities include
Training women in tailoring a course for six months after which women are empowered to hire sewing machines and use them as they save money to buy their own machines.
Micro-credit scheme

My Passions:
Women empowerment and capacity building

My Challenges:
Some Bukusu cultural biliefs

My Vision for the Future:
Having women entrepreneurs who are independent and self-sufficient.

My Areas of Expertise:
Teacher by profession ( Biology Chemistry), Skills in tailoring



Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


Catherine's picture


Thank you Fatima

African women especially Bukusu women in Bungoma county in Western Kenya have remained silent for very long. Because they did not have the means of voicing. It is with great pleasure that I have got this opportunity to voice on their behalf. When great speaker are on platform they address other problems ignoring women. Even women themselves given chance to talk they tend to forget their real problems silenced by Bukusu cultural beliefs. It is high time now for WODE our group to voice and break the silence and bring a positive change.

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