Thursday, April 23, 2020 San Diego, CA - Today is a very special day. Twenty-two years ago today, the Foundation for Women offered its first public program. Hundreds of women came to that first event. Over the years thousands of women and several special men have joined with us in support of poverty eradication and social justice. We can truly say that we have positively impacted more than 25 million people living in dire poverty - and we are just getting started. In July 2019 I brought my son Moses from Liberia to America to begin college. A few days after we arrived, we attended a celebration of life for a woman in San Diego who was a major friend to Liberia.
Within moments of arriving at the gathering, Moses asked me, "Mommy, may I please go say hello to Uncle Samuel?" Moments later Samuel Mayson was standing next to me for the first time in seven years, though his family has been a beyond dear part of my life since 2006. We made arrangements to have a conversation the following day before he flew home to Baltimore - and we have not stopped speaking since that first conversation. On December 3, 2019 we were married in front of my home in Liberia next to the ocean surrounded by treasured family and friends. A God-thing as Moses says. My life has changed completely. And now the world has changed completely.
About the Author
Deborah Lindhom is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Women. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in Africa, India and the United States on issues of poverty, education and microcredit.
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