Empowering female entrepreneurs in Africa
A sorry tale of selfish greed
Only when the last of the animals horns, tusks, skin and bones have been sold, will mankind realise that money can never buy back our wildlife”
Why it matters
Yet they made me feel the most alive.
I want more than anything for my sons to be able to feel that exhilarating thrill of perilously close contact with the natural world. And their children too.
Yet so much that I love in those wildernesses is under threat.
And conservation alone can not preserve these environments.
I know through personal experience, that hunger can drive us to hunt for survival. Until we experience prolonged food deprivation, we can never understand how primal our instinct is to exist.
Conservation efforts therefore become futile in an environment where mankind and wildlife are co-existing, and people have no means to provide for themselves and their families.
Women and children often walk for hours each day to access water and collect wood, so education becomes a distant dream, and the cycle of poverty persists.
My dream is to provide training in rural areas of Africa to enterprising women, and give them online skills which can help them escape those cycles of poverty.
2018 is the year that I envisage seeing this dream become a reality.
The Website Mentor
Can you help?
If you have contacts in Africa or share a vision for implementing programs in rural Africa, I’d love to connect with you.