After entering into marriage and motherhood at a young age, Outreach community partner Mamy from DR Congo found that the demands of motherhood and running a household meant she was unable to complete her formal education. For many, this circumstance means diminished expectations, sacrificed in the name of selflessness. Mamy, however, had no such plans to stop learning.

“The knowledge we’ve gained through our community meetings about the benefits and preparation of [Superflour] has improved our children’s health, while costing us so little that even the adults benefit,” says Mamy.

As a regular attendee of Outreach-facilitated meetings in her community, she shared with us that learning a development-focused approach to issue resolution “allowed me to be rational, taught me how to analyze problems and solve them as a group, and really changed the way I see things— from planning, to identifying solutions, to even the way I communicate with my husband, as my reasoning ability evolved.” Equipped with a new approach, the only thing standing in the way of accomplishing her goals changed from “everything” to “deciding where to start.”

WHERE TO START

Like so many successful journeys, Mamy started things off with a nutritious meal— throwing her energy into ensuring that her own children, as well as the other children in her community, received regular, nutritious meals. In this case, the recipe called for Superflour, a low-cost, high-nutrient porridge made from cost-effective local ingredients.

What’s Superflower? We’re super-glad you asked!

“The knowledge we’ve gained through our community meetings about the benefits and preparation of [Superflour] has improved our children’s health, while costing us so little that even the adults benefit,” says Mamy.

Besides a flexible, affordable array of components, a batch of Superflour can scale to fill the needs and bellies of as many people line up to be served, making it an incredible, incredibly sustainable means of crossing “childhood feeding program” off Mamy’s to-do list. Next!

Instead of struggling with an incomplete formal education, Mamy moved with confidence into the role of teacher, her commitment to her family and community providing something even heartier than Superflower— an example for all of us to follow.

Women like Mamy are one of the reasons we’re so inspired to continue our work together, as well as one of the reasons we’re so confident about all the successes yet to come.


How To Help

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