Fellow fellow Ashley and I had the honor of celebrating International Women’s Day with GHAPE borrowers on Sunday, March 8th, 2009. It was quite the event: women dressed in kabas, which are the traditional Cameroonian dresses with various patterns and colors, and marched down the main street in Bamenda. Women and men showed up in masses to the parade and many continued the party by drinking and eating with friends.
On a personal note, Women’s Day was one of my favorite memories of Cameroon. There were tons of women out at the restaurants and bars enjoying themselves with friends and family, And, every time a group of women passed another group, they yelled, “HAPPY WOMEN”S DAY!” As you can see this video comes delayed due to the lack of high speed internet, but hope you all enjoy it!'
Posted in Africa, All, Cameroon, GHAPE (Grounded Holistic Approach to Poverty Elimination), KF7 (Kiva Fellows 7th Class) Tagged: Ashley King-Bishof, Bamenda, International Women's Day, Kaba, Kristy Callahan, microfinance, women's empowerment