In Tanzania, Edina Yahana has helped to plant more than a million trees in an effort to save the rainforests from decimation, and has continuously worked to educate her communities on conservation at times in the face of disinterest, in a role Edina has actively carried out since she was sixteen.
At the age of twenty-five Celina Cossa, of Mozambique worked to confront the hunger crisis that had devastated the country. Today, Celina is one of Africa’s most respected figures, as the President of the General Union of Agricultural Cooperatives an organisation she founded in 1980.
‘Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you’ is the rule Pascasie Mukamunigo lives by, Pascasie is a Rwandan Tutsi who brought a group of Tutsis and Hutus together in a pioneering weaving project as a way of fostering peace and understanding after the genocide.
In South Africa, Prudence Mwandla has dedicated her life to helping children orphaned through the AIDS epidemic, providing a safe home for those who have endured hunger, sickness and abuse.
Amminata Dieye of Senegal created a programme training young women in skills normally carried out by men such as carpentry and metalwork and is helping these young women find work.
Jacqueline Goïta is the Exexutive Director of CARITAS Mali and works with young girls many of whom have been raped or abused. Jacqueline represents them court, and in the wider community works to educate girls on their rights and provides training in subjects such as literacy and domestic skills.
This is just a glimpse into the lives of many other inspiring ‘Angels’; men and women who are putting their own personal needs aside to help others.
…when despair and discouragement threaten to drag you down a book like this can be just what you need to help recharge and power through
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