Groups Stories  

Maweta’s Story

” I now feel hopeful for myself and my family.” Maweta from Lusaka, Zambia Her Story: Maweta Tembo sits among her four small grandchildren in the village of Chiwala, on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. A 72-year-old widow, Maweta has already raised six children of…

Oageng’s Story

“I am grateful for the group and appreciate the support other members can provide. I even invited the [WE Group] Coordinator to my home so she can lead a discussion about HIV/AIDS and gender issues with me and my husband.” Oageng from Mosokotso, Botswana Her…

Mauricia’s Story

“It is never too late to achieve our dreams. This group and the members motivate and support me so that I can achieve my goals.” Mauricia from Rio Hondo Malacatancito, Guatemala Her Story: Mauricia Tarax Larios is a 54-year-old widow and mother of 12 children…

Elfnesh’s Story

“Now I can open my mouth to share my opinions and views without any fear of intimidation.” Elfnesh from Ethiopia Her Story: PCI’s WE groups in Ethiopia have helped women like Elfnesh gain emotional confidence and a community of support. The women have been able…

Regina’s Story

“We can stand on our own and do something. We will just go straight. Go, go forward.” Regina from Lusaka, Zambia Her Story: Regina is a remarkable woman. At her home in Zambia, she glows with a new life as she tells us “This group…

Irma’s Story

“My son will be born healthy and happy, thanks to my group.” Irma from Huehuetenango, Guatemala Her Story: Mrs. Irma Tayun, member of a group called Desarrollo Integral (Total Development) found herself in need of extra resources to be able to travel to the Huehuetenango…

Yvonne’s Story

“We should be able to do bigger things and save for our kids because we’ve already lived half our years.” Yvonne from Lusaka, Zambia Her Story: In a community where the devastating effects of the AIDS pandemic have spared no one, Yvonne is a beacon…

Sarita’s Story

“I can’t count how many girls I have trained and who have gone on to pursue their dreams.” Sarita from New Seemapuri, India Her Story: Meet Sarita, a PCI-trained beautician living in New Seemapuri, India. She joined a PCI vocational center in 2001, where she…