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Introducing myself and my journal: grassroot women reporter

About Me:
I am an community activist and like to be voice of the voiceless women of our country,we have 13 languege in this country becouse most of as dint have formal education its the write time to join your organisations and share our stories with the world

My Passions:
any human being in need

My Challenges:
working with streetchildren and the poorest livibg with HIV,Aids

My Vision for the Future:
Know more about other countries and how they overcome chalenges

My Areas of Expertise:
solving problems on the grassroot level


jadefrank's picture


Hi Katrina,

Welcome to PulseWire! One of my best childhood friend's name is Katrina, so seeing your name brings back sweet memories. It's great to have you here in the community. Your expertise makes me excited because solving problems on the grassroot level is what PulseWire is all about! I look forward to hearing more of your voice.

Warm regards,

Katrina Garises's picture

Thank you

Dear Jade
Thanks for your letter it will also help me to improve my english and also see life from an defirent angle we fight poverty every day but its look like there is no end,but we stay positive from which country are you.hope i can soon place my photo for all to see my Country is one of the most beautifull countries in Africa.Hope you can vissit it one day.I stay in the Capital City Windhoek but is from the rural areas East side deep from the Kalahari desert.

Katrina Garises's picture


Its rain since late December and we are worried most of the women I work with stay in the squater camps self made shelters from any type of material,boxes,pieces of sink plastic wood anything it can take the wind rain and sun outside.During raining season its not so easy becouse the water go through and all get wet.The next morning they are again up and busy taking children to school and look out for bread on the tables.We dream for the best and stay positive.

jadefrank's picture

The rains, the drought


I am from the United States. I would very much like to visit Namibia one day - to visit Africa one day. It would be great to see some pictures of you and of your country.

It's been raining since late December? I imagine this has caused many problems for your people, especially those in the squater camps where shelter is sparse and materials are weak. Is this an especially wet season or do these heavy rains come every year? For some people, they suffer from lack of rain and for others they suffer from too much. I too dream for the best for you and your people.

In friendship,


JaniceW's picture


We are so honoured to have you as a member of our community. Having worked in the field of disaster response, I know too well the devastation rain can cause to the fragile structures found in squatter camps. Your contributions are so vital in giving voice to those who are silent and I know that you will be able to transform lives as you share your knowledge, dreams, ideas and hopes with the community. I encourage you to reach out to other members, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry.

Also, I am so happy that you have joined our Voices of Our Future group and look forward to hearing more from you. You might want to browse through all of our community groups as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions.

There are just so many amazing groups here, full of inspired and strong voices. I have no doubt you will find PulseWire to be a positive experience. Again, welcome.
PulseWire Community Director

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