One of my earliest memories (age 6-7) is attending anthropology classes with my mother. This is where I became captivated with Jane Goodall, monkeys, and Africa. This interest continued into my college years where I took so many African Literature, Anthropology and History classes that I earned a minor in African Studies. I am astounded by village life, the simplicity, tradition, and community.
As an adult, my attention expanded to South Asia.
While raising a family, I quietly began researching how I might bridge my personal experiences and dreams with a desire to contribute. I found myself drawn to novels and memoirs set in Nepal and India. Drinking in the stories about daily life, traditions, etc... offering my support to a few organizations along the way.Like many of us, I donate to a few organizations. Have volunteered at local non-profit - while meaningful, the organization wasn't related to my personal interests.
In late 2015 I joined Mahila Partnership, a grassroots non-profit serving women and girls. Mahila Partnership provides local support to remote villages, mostly unreachable by larger nonprofit/post disaster organizations.
I never expected to find a opportunity to volunteer from home, with the flexibility that complements my daily schedule. My efforts focus on business operations, and outreach. I'm thankful to Theresa, a friend and fellow volunteer, for helping me find my way!