Meet Kalima from NepalFirst, Kalima found her voice, and then everyone began to listen. As Outreach-facilitated community discussions in her village wound their way through analysis, evaluation, role-play, and mobilization, Kalima grew from an observer, to a participant, to a leader— she was recently elected village chief, and runs the community group she was once hesitant to join. “We have to act on our issues. We have the same value and rights of everyone else in society,” she says. Now, as Kalima leads community meetings, there are others along the margins, watching her growth, seeing her strength, and looking within to find their own voices.

Kalima is leading one of the 165 community-led groups working throughout the world to empower and energize one another to conceive and achieve goals that permanently address the poverty-related issues they face.

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