Nema means grace in the local Arabic of South Sudan. Grace can be simply defined as “beauty of form, motion or action.” We dare to believe the most hopeless, impossible situations globally are but invitations to embrace the power of grace in action.
Nema exists to bring transformation and hope into global situations of great need through partnerships with local, indigenous organizations by pioneering creative solutions that are simple, solid and sustainable in nature. Nema also exists to train and release current and emerging leaders to intentionally pursue and engage the unique destinies they are created for.
What does real power look like? The power to feed your family and not be taken advantage of because of economic vulnerabilities? Today was an amazing one for us over here in South Sudan. After sitting with a few of our partner organization’s key leaders over the last few days, today the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership League aka the WELL was born. A dream of many years coming true before my eyes… I truly am humbled by that.
We are looking into ways to facilitate preventive measures that stop exploitation before it happens instead of only picking up the pieces after the fact. Ways to join arms with our precious Sudanese sisters and help their dreams come true. Ways to fly together toward a future where no woman or child is bought, sold or exploited.
Follow this part of the journey and get involved by joining us over on our Facebook Page. We are just getting started and look forward to many WELLs in many places providing mentoring, growth and true empowerment for women who come from some of the most vulnerable of situations and populaces.
The WELL’s mission is sustainable economic empowerment for at-risk women in the developing world through creative entrepreneurship, innovative micro-enterprise, culturally relevant coaching and peer-to-peer mentoring. To recognize, train and release emerging women leaders in these settings. To address injustice and exploitation through prevention of target areas of vulnerability.
Do you have some small business or entrepreneurial experience, chime in on our Facebook wall and let us know. We each have a part to play. What’s yours?
Our first ever WELL chapter is being formed now as we speak in Yei, South Sudan.