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My heart's desire


I have a strong vision for supporting women in sub Sahara Africa. I have worked with over 49 different cooperatives both men and women in sub Sahara Africa.

It is my heart desire to use my skills and experience to build programs on micro credit and micro agricultural enterprises, holistic health advocacy on rural farmers health (HIV, malaria, cancer, tuberculosis), Mass literacy or rural education and record keeping. Environment as it relates to agriculture and water, recycling projects.

These women groups see me as their light and hope and fully expect I will return with developmental projects to help alleviate their poverty.

I am currently looking for a position or support with a dynamic organization that will benefit from my years of expertise with women in development and support me to develop my sub Sahara African programs in Agricultural development, rural market, food processing, vegetable gardening, and link women cash crop growers looking for international trade market- oil Palm, Shea butter, Cassava, Neem, Hoodia, Castor plant, jatropha, black organic soap.

[posted on behalf of Okwuoma Jane Nwoke by Jensine Larsen]




Hello Okwuoma Jane Nwoke,

It's great to meet you on PulseWire and I will share your programs and goals with others. I'd like to suggest that you contact Auma, on this site, who is interested in developing income generation activities for her groups of positive women in rural Kenya. I think you would have many ideas to share with her!

I'll also refer other people I know to your profile.


Anne-christine d'Adesky
Director of Global Advocacy
3345 22nd street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mobilizing Women and Girls to Fight HIV/AIDS

I will be willing to partner with organizations, individuals or sponsors who want to work with us


Dear Jane,

Greetings. I am not sure if you know about a great organization based in New York that works in the US to assist African immigrants and African diaspora citizens in the US with a multitude of services. It is called African Services Committee and is run by a colleague of mine, Kim Nichols, who is the Executive Director. Here is a little information about them, with the contact information. I think you will find their organization useful as a resource for networking and provision of support in the US, and also ASC works in Ethiopia and is well connected. They do terrific work on behalf of Africans with HIV as well.

Here is the information:
Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees to give a helping hand to other newcomers, today African Services is a multiservice agency assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora.

Our programs address the needs of newcomers affected by war, persecution, poverty and global health inequalities. We provide health, housing, legal and social services to 10,000 people each year. Staff representing more than 12 countries and speaking twice as many languages provide culturally and linguistically relevant support to this diverse and growing community.

Expanding HIV prevention and access to AIDS treatment and care is central to our mission. African Services has taken this work from Harlem to the frontlines of the global epidemic and now operates four HIV testing and care clinics in Ethiopia.

African Services is committed to challenging stigma and discrimination at all levels and supporting individuals, families and communities most impacted by AIDS. Combined with life-saving treatment, this care and support has transformed thousands of lives.

Immigrant Support
Support for New Immigrants
African Services provides a range of services to help new immigrants connect
with supportive community and obtain the skills they need to build promising and independent lives, families and communities in New York City.

African Services assists immigrants on the road to self-sufficiency with programs that focus on health and nutrition, improving English skills and adjusting immigration status. Our services are provided free and regardless of immigration status.

They include:

English as a Second Language Classes
Food Pantry & Nutrition Program
Immigration Assistance & Legal Services
New Clothing Distribution

African Services Committee
429 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

Telephone: (212) 222-3882
Fax: (212) 222-7067

Hope this is useful to you, and please feel free to use me as a reference. We are inviting leaders like Kim on board PulseWire so I hope they will be able to correspond with you on line h ere soon.

In solidarity,


Anne-christine d'Adesky
Director of Global Advocacy
3345 22nd street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mobilizing Women and Girls to Fight HIV/AIDS

Okwuoma Jane Nwoke's picture

African Service committee

Dear Anne-Christine d'Adesky,

Thanks. I will contact this source and you as reference point.


ila's picture

beautiful fotos!

It sounds like you are an amazing woman with many stories to tell. May I please ask you to go to my journal and make a comment on "Say my Name..."? I would like to know the story of your beautiful name. Thank you.

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

If I had a magic wand...

If I had a magic wand I would grant you your heart's desire. Actually, if I had a magic wand, I would alleviate the poverty of the women you serve. That I believe is your heart's desire. And mine.

All my best,

Jennifer Ruwart, Chief Operating Officer, World Pulse
(Although I am part of the World Pulse team, the opinions I express on PulseWire are my own.)

Genice Jacobs's picture

interest in microfinance

Thank you for your invitation to connect via Pulsewire. You have an impressive background and ambitions.

I am very interested in doing fundraising in the US for microcredit institutions abroad. I have a particular interest in microcredit programs in Kazakhstan as my daughter (my love of my life) was adopted from there. I was wondering if you knew of any microcredit organizations in Kazakhstan.

I would also love to learn more about your programs and see if I might be able to assist you in anyway.

To give you a bit of background on me, I am a recruiter for software companies in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area). Prior to that I worked in fundraising for a few years and as a fundraising volunteer for many years. My education is in marketing and advertising.

Please let me and the rest of Pulsewire know that type of US assistance that could be most helpful.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Genice Jacobs

Carol E Anderson's picture

Response to Okwuoma Jane

Hello Okwuoma

My name is Carol Anderson and I am a professional coach. In conversation with Jensine the other day, she suggested that you might be interested in getting some input on how to develop a strategic approach to your dream of microfinance. I do not have a job to offer as you are seeking but might be a good thinking partner with you. To this end, if you are interested, I am offering three free coaching sessions to you.
Please let me know if that would be at all useful. No pressure - just an offer.

As I am new to Pulsewire, I am not sure how this all works so I don't know if I am posting this in the right place. Please confirm receipt and your thoughts.

Wishing you a beautiful day.


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