Each time I look at this photo it makes me smile knowing that the journey to get to that very moment took 10 years.
I used to dream about working in Africa with the purpose to help people rise from the atrocities that have occurred in so many countries, sometimes waking at night and praying that somehow life would guide me there if I stayed focused and worked hard enough. Slowly, year by year, I got closer to fulfilling my purpose.
The path has been extraordinarily difficult, sometimes bringing me to my knees and breaking my spirit, but in the end, the light is always waiting on the other side if you push through the darkness. When we started developing the current project in Rwanda, I sometimes felt as if I was still living in my dreams, in awe that something greater had lead me to this incredible country and its beautiful people who are still recovering from a genocide.
Throughout the past ten years, I learned that the key to any sort of greatness is found in love and specifically in building a community through love. Humanity Unified is a tribe of people who support each other and the work we do in Africa and beyond. We are a tribe of people who show up for each other and for the women we empower. We hold out our hand when someone is struggling to find footing and we send love to our families in Rwanda to ensure that they too can walk their path without falling from the burdens of poverty. Our tribe is from all over the world, from Australia, to Germany, to Brazil to Canada and throughout the US. We’ve united to uplift each other and to create a better world for Humanity.
The moment in this photo took years to get to, but it only happened because of the love I received from so many people who believed in the same world as I do; a world that thrives through love, compassion, equality, and selfless giving. We will keep building our tribe, and together we will fight poverty, inequality and violence with love and healing.
Join the Humanity Unified tribe today and help us finish our project in Rwanda, so that we can build others and continue to empower women, girls and their communities. To support Humanity Unified visit us here.
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