WorldWideWomen Making a Difference: Meet Veronica from Cameroon

My advice to women is to have a passion and build something out of that burning passion.

Veronica is a WorldWideWomen member and longtime advocate for women and girls' rights. Join as a WorldWideWomen member to tell the world your story!

Q: Tell us about your background and what you do with your time.

A: I am a grassroots activist and the founder of Ntankah Village Women Common initiative Group a grassroots led organisation which seeks to improve the livelihood of grassroots women. I have leveraged both my educational and professional background to champion courses that promote the rights and wellbeing of grassroots women. For over 20 years, my passion to empower grassroots women has motivated me to lead several initiatives on human rights, sexual and reproductive health, education, economic empowerment agriculture amongst others. All these initiatives have directly benefitted over 25000 grassroots women and 3000 girls and orphans. I have devoted all of my time in serving grassroots women, during my time I facilitate trainings and workshops, do community outreach, provide home based care to my clients, advocate for policy reforms and run my organisation full time. During my spare time I travel for work or pleasure and love visiting vulnerable children and play with them.

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Q: Who is the greatest female influence in your life?

A: Maya Angelou. I have always lived by her words especially my favorite quote from her, 'We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.'

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Q: Please share with us something that you want other women around the world to hear.

A: My advice to women is for them to have a passion and build something out of that burning passion. You can never go wrong with what you are passionate about, it can only take you to the next level make a beautiful dream out of it and work towards realizing that dream. No matter how impossible your dream may seem, hard work, persistence, honesty integrity, discipline confidence and prayers will turn it into reality. Believe in your fellow woman; no matter how small she can contribute to the table do not underestimate her strength. Work together and achieve greater things.

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Q: What do you imagine for women and girls around the world?

A: I imagine every woman and girl with an education. I imagine a world where women especially grassroots women are educated and confident and are at the forefront of every decision making body, not only as figure heads but having active voices speaking so loud that change cannot resist hearing.

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Q: What do you like most about WorldWideWomen?

A: I love the diversity of the website. It cuts across women and girls of all backgrounds.

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