A word from our changemaker in The Gambia
What did you do before Buzz?
I was working with a microfinance institution as a regional manager, supervising the work of credit officers who give out loan to women groups in their communities. I am also a seasoned social worker in the youth sector.
Why did you start working at Buzz?
In finding answers to my questions on the rising scale on poverty I was privileged to join the the Women United Leadership Journey, organised by Better Future in 2017. At that program I was able to make believe that poverty is not about lack of money but a lack of opportunities to explore one's inner ability. This resonates so much with my path to self-development.
Meet the team
The impact of Buzz is simple: we are changing lives for the better, by allowing women to achieve their hidden goals they would never think they would achieve.
I like working for Buzz Women because I can very well connect with the cause and enjoy working with the teams.
Working at Buzz Women is like a dream come true. I am a proud member of a community of people from different backgrounds who help women attain a sense of agency to solve their own problems.
I have a passion for women's empowerment and to help diverse stakeholders work together to create sustainable impact. Buzz Women provides me with ample opportunity and scope to contribute. The support system in the organisation helping me to go with my passion.
Buzz has given me an opportunity to build myself and helped me to learn new things, so I love working here.
Financial and Administration Officer
I like working at Buzz because the idea of women empowerment as Buzz sees it, is unique. I feel proud of my contribution when I listen to the life-changing stories of the women. It gives me more confidence and encourages me to work no matter what the conditions.
Building on the Indian success, Buzz Women spread out to the African continent. In March 2018, Buzz Women Gambia was established.
With our mobile classrooms we bring opportunities to low income women, who live in the rural villages and urban slums of The Gambia.
With 2 trainers and 1 bus driving around the West Coast Region, we've been able to get the following results so far:
VILLAGES WITH PERMANENT LEARNING SYSTEMS
Ousman O. Cham
"Walking with women is walking towards Human wellbeing. The operational philosophy of Buzz women is unique in emboldening women to take their destiny in the own hands. Buzz women enhanced the power of women as leaders in their respective communities.”
Buzz Women Gambia is actively supported by the following people. We are proud to call them Buzz advisors and ambassadors:
“I used to do business and spent my earning unnecessarily without saving a penny. Then, Buzz Women Gambia trained me how to manage my business well and make savings. That made the difference because I used to obtain loan to run my business. But now, I am debt free.”
Fatou Gaye Saine
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on. Buzz’s objective of empowering women with financial knowledge, goal setting and leadership skills is to be self-reliant and independent.”
“The greatest empowerment tool is education. Financial literacy for women is one of the fastest ways of eradicating poverty. I like Buzz Women because its interventions are genuine and the impact made is instantaneous.”