Marketing & Media Relations Professional, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and founder of the Zango Women Livelihood and Empowerment Programme, Kuburah Diamonds, has revealed why she does so much to help young women in the Zango communities.
Kuburah, under her Kuburah Diamonds Foundation which is aimed at empowering the Zango women into building financial freedom through skills development and capacity building, has organized several skill training programmes to teach these young women different skills that they can work with and build a life on.
According to her, she will keep doing this until she has helped as many Zango women as she can and possibly to the point where she no more gets messages from young, married Muslim women begging for money to fend for themselves.
“I’m not doing this because I’m looking forward to someone praising me. I’m just looking forward to stop receiving messages from a woman who tells me that she has not eaten since morning or she has not been able to buy a diaper for her baby or that she cannot buy a sanitary pad because she does not have money and has to wait for her husband to return home”, she said.
Kuburah added that when these women produce soaps, juices or do a makeover for someone as are some of the skills being taught at her training programs, they will make some money and gradually, get a better state of living.
She expressed, “I am happy that I, together with women who are selfless and even more selfless than I am, have decided to come on this journey to fight this canker we have, which is that a lot of women feel emotionally drained and suicidal because they do not have economic empowerment”.
The Zango Women Livelihood & Empowerment Advanced Programme (ZANGWOLEAP) seeks to empower women (Muslims/ Christians) learn a skill to build their financial capacity. Kuburah recently started the second edition of her skill training and this time, she has young ladies learning soap making, braiding, makeup artistry, professional Millinery, juice making and Sales/ exceptional customer service for almost nothing at all.
By: Maureen Dedei Quaye