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Introducing myself and my journal: DIGITAL WORLD OF WOMEN

About Me:
My name is Upendo Mbogela From Tanzania,In Iringa region Studied A Bachelor in Business Administration aged 26 at the University of Dodoma currently working as a teacher at The Highlands Sec School,Iringa and managing director of EFO (ELENA FOUNDATION) ,i am very exhausted with this digital world .This digital world makes me feel and happy ,gave me employment ,a lot of friends and a lot of opportunities to work out.A long time ago i was dreaming about having my NGO for helping women and youth.

Through using digital equipments i.e internet i have been able to establish my own Foundation for promoting young girls who had become mothers early and widows by giving them small loans as credits and they return each week with 13% for almost three up to five months at which the small returns we get can be used to pay as allowance for staffs of the Foundation and covering the Foundation Expenses like stationery,Transport e.t.c

Internet helped me to connect with different people and get inspired like The one called Lara of Premise Co. Ltd fro Alaska Canada,gave me a marketing job for her products about telecommunication companies like Vodacom.Tigo and Airtel.

The digital items like my Iphone 4s make me being updated with the world social,political,economic ans social environment.There is a wider empowerment for women in using digital products.Simplifies my office work,assignments at school,home activities like having remainders.

Internet access made me aware about different world products,businesses ,organizations in terms of culture,social and political.
Digital equipment helped women in Iringa region to practice SHARE PROGRAM IN TANZANIA by forming group of even number like 20,30,or 50 and start buying each week then loan them,generate profit and that profit being distributed to members as per share capital contribution,they use to save and do maths using laptops/computers and access information on how other women on other countries they are doing.
I am very proud of being a woman.I am encouraging other women to be more digital.

My Passions:
One of my greatest passions is helping others. When I was younger, I've enjoyed helping mom with household repairs. As I grew older, that habit grew and I desired to help others as well. I like helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.

My Challenges:
being a EFO managing director

My Vision for the Future:

My area of expertise
Accounting,business,Entrepreneurship,Marketing,Internet and Economics

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »


kellyannaustin's picture

Women Weave the Web Campaign


I'm inspired to read about your foundation and digital work! I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. And your digital activism might be a perfect subject! You can find out more information about the campaign here, It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

· Being selected to represent World Pulse at influential international forums. This is your chance to meet key players and make your voice count!

· Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

· Exploring and sharing resources for your work on our Campaign Resources page. Find support for your initiatives from funding to volunteers and supporters!

· Getting your voice heard on a global scale! World Pulse will analyze and collate your stories to deliver recommendations to influencers and decision makers on a global scale.

· Getting visibility and support for your work. Your story could be featured on our site, included in an e-magazine, or even published by well-known media outlets!

And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website,

I hope you'll participate!

Wishing you peace,


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Ready check on it


Y's picture

Welcome to World Pulse,

Welcome to World Pulse, U.Mbogela. It is wonderful that you work to empower others through digital connections. Your visions are one step closer to achievement when you network in such a strong group of empowered people. You are only one person, but you are smart enough to know that our power is exponential when combined with other powerful people.

I am a long-time entrepreneur who wishes that I had access to the internet when I was a young woman. The world has opened up for me now that I am digitally connected.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

Continue to be a blessing.


PohChing's picture


It is wonderful to read stories of women who spend alot of time and efforts, to volunteer, even setting up Foundation for such cause that can help so many other fellow women.

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:).... Good.

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Thax again

Thax again


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