In these excruciatingly painful times, overwhelmed with fear and anguish, we want to spotlight a few examples of women leadership to celebrate the values of caring and love, and dedicate our work to all women and men who believe in the power of compassion and abjure war.
Starlin, 27 years old and the oldest of 9 brothers and sisters, came out with the idea to use black soldier flies to tackle the problem of waste and soil depletion in her native country Kenya.
Anna, 35 years old, built a social cooperative that empowers women, giving back dignity, disenfranchising them from abusive relationships, and offering second life to end-of-life textiles providing a new idea of fashion embedding ethical values and sustainability.
Jane & Charity are disrupting a value chain championing gender diversity standards at the highest level in their home country Kenya.
Francine dared to enter the male-dominated energy sector in Rwanda
Tracey wanted to tackle the unacceptable stigma of the poverty penalty and built a B2C e-commerce platform serving unbanked customers in the rural communities in Kenya.
Teresa offers work to young people with mental disabilities and trains them to build their skills and self-confidence.
Rossella offers housing for people with mental illnesses.
Riccarda pioneered a new way of learning leveraging on our major life transitions.
Sophia pioneered the idea of an affordable reusable menstrual hygiene solution for all women starting from rural Uganda.
Liliane who in one of her trips outside Lusaka visited a clinic where nurses had to use phone torches to deliver a baby, started selling solar products on a cash-basis in Zambia.
Thanks to all of them for their commitment, their resilience, tenacity and strength. Thank you for working alongside Opes for a better world.