I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at PulseWire for creating such a wonderful platform to honor women worldwide as we all come together to share our stories and learn from each other. What a wonderful idea! I am truly thrilled to be part of this dynamic online community and I am looking forward to learning more from everyone.
A little bit about myself: I am originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am currently operating a microfinance organization (First Step Initiative)whose mission is to empower the world’s poorest individuals to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to capital, training and information. I am very passionate about our work in the Congo because I learn a lot from the women we work with. I will be sharing some of the stories on this journal and I hope that one day, they too will be able to join PulseWire and share their own stories. I look forward to this journey! And to learn more about our work, please visit us at www.firststepinitiative.org.