Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Chingwell Mutombu

About Me: 

I am the founder and Executive Director of First Step Initiative, a Minnesota-based microfinance organization with operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. First Step Initiative works with women and empowers them to create their own destinies and achieve their full potential. To learn more about our work, please visit us at www.firststepinitiative.net.

My Passions: 
Helping women find their passion and achieve their full potential.
My Challenges: 
Very impatient with the status quo. I don't like to hear "you can't do it" or "that is the way it has always be done"
My Vision for the Future: 
to create sustainable life change by empowering marginalized individuals to find their passion and use their skills, talents and resources to transform their lives and become economically independent.
My Areas of Expertise: 
nonprofit management, program evaluation, microfinance, and grant management.
My Languages: 
English, French, Kiswahili, Lunda

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