By contributing pocket change in exchange for guided meditation, we might create greater change around the globe.
During my post-graduate studies, I travelled to Tanzania to work with young women in the field of mental health care. When I arrived, however, I learned that the program had fallen through as many of the girls had dropped out and were living on the streets.
Although the women were struggling with mental health concerns, their biggest challenge was their inability to financially support themselves or their children. So, my efforts went into fundraising for small business start-ups to help support their basic needs.
When I returned to Africa in 2019, it was apparent that the ladies had experienced improvements in their mental health. As such, they expressed wishes to grow their businesses, continue improving their mental health, and empower more women. So, at their request, I introduced them to the practice of meditation.
Their positive responses inspired me to come up with the idea for “Meditation for Change.”
By sharing their recorded meditation practices across developed nations, money is raised for small business start-ups to help a growing number of women.
By providing meditation training for the women themselves, they can relieve stress around running a business, while gaining clarity around developing socially responsible initiatives.
This is made possibly by partnering with the women, who have now founded Tunaweza Wakinamama, a grassroots organization created by women, for women. Through the establishment of a village community bank program, they hope to reach as many women as possible in their village of Sadala, Tanzania.
On my YouTube channel, you will find my collection of meditations as dedicated to the women of Sadala. I ask that donations be made to help provide education, training, and small-business start-ups for the ladies.
Please share my project to help spread the word about my cause. Your support can make a world of difference for the women of Tanzania, and it would mean the world to me!