Women's Initiative Gambia
Every now and again, you come across someone you absolutely have to work with and get to know better over the years. They inspire you in a way that you can't always put in words. Who does this make you think of? Great, send them a message of positivity now because maybe they don't hear it often enough.
We just messaged Isatou Ceesay of Women's Initiative Gambia (WIG). She is a leader, an entrepreneur, a mother, an author, an environmentalist and, now a wonderful friend of ours.
She set up WIG to fight historical (and very much ongoing) inequality for women's access to opportunity in The Gambia. She stands for some of the world's most important topics of our time and founded WIG as an absolute hub for positive change.
WIG works with financially poor women to find ways for them to improve their and their families' standards of living. There is a clear focus on environmental education within their projects too - creating market gardens, encouraging the cultivation of indigenous plants and trees, reducing plastic use and contributing to recycling across the country.
She has a message for women out there:
"There are millions of young girls and women out there who have dropped out of their careers in life. To them I say, do not let the hurdles define your life. Look around you and try another approach, and keep trying and you will find one that works for you. Believe in yourself and believe in what you want in life, and go for it. Be prepared to persevere in the face of adversity and success will be yours."
For more information on WIG, Isatou or her rising inspirational son Modou Lamin, please contact us or look them up here,
The Origin Team