Growing up, “we” was a word I was taught to use much more often than “me”. I was raised in an environment where a strong emphasis was placed on my family and my community, and social justice and civic engagement define who I am.
This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating the power of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and women worldwide. In our work, we’ve seen that when moms are empowered, they can transform families, communities, and even generations – they have a unique power to inspire us and make a difference.
Lustia Nkhoma is a role model for women and girls in Malawi, and a leader in agricultural development. Lustia manages the agricultural extension team with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) in central Malawi.
Nkirote Koome, 27, is a program officer with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), based in Nairobi, Kenya, and supports landscape restoration programs in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Women’s history month is an important opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of women – past, present, and future – to strengthen communities, build opportunities, and improve our world.