Sustainability

3 things African Market Women Teach Us About Life

1. Everyone has something to offer

African women are hustlers. We are naturally inventive, creative, and entrepreneurial—we aren’t the idle type. We work with our hands, minds and wits. We find things we’re good at—even if it’s just a hobby—and find ways to be industrious with it.


     2. Hustle like your life depends on it

If you’ve been to Makola market, in Ghana, or any other African market for that matter, you’ve seen the endless rows of stalls, tables, kiosks and booths of women selling everything from baby diapers to tomatoes. There are usually rows of women selling the exact same thing within yards of each other. I’ve always wondered how on earth anyone made a reasonable living selling goods and produce in an oversaturated market?

Women who sell things in the market know they have severe competition, after all, there’s nothing new under the sun, but in a crowded marketplace, victory goes to the person dedicated enough to show up every single day. For many market women, that little stall of sundry provisions is all they have. Consistency is key. Their one chance of affording life’s bare necessities are contingent upon waking up earliest, showing up every day, and hustling like your life depends on it.


     3. Balancing is a necessary skill

Those big heavy loads on their heads and babies on their backs are actual examples of the “double shift” women everywhere have to pull. Balancing ambition with others’ expectations and personal responsibilities require strength, tact and resilience. As African women, the world expects more from us than it expects of anybody else, so learning how to balance between cause, culture, and self is necessary.

The West has its heroes, and we have ours. The everyday market women on the streets of Accra, Lagos, Freetown etc, are some of the most inspirational people we can pull strength from. African market women are on my roster of heroes that nurture me. They teach us so much about life and business!

The Market Place: The key to sustainability

Global Food Security

Through our partnerships, the  women and children of West Afrika will have  access  to better  education, training, skills, and  produce to ensure they no longer have to suffer from the effects of poverty.

PAMAYA RESOURCES

Moe Adams-President

Based in Monrovia, Liberia 

West Africa

Professional Miners and Agriculture Manufacturers

Specializing in precious  stones, diamonds, gold,  and  other minerals

Food Security

Partners in Global Food Alliance (GFA) designed to ensure that all families have equal access to healthy nutrition.

Bring Back Hope to Afrika

Suliaman Issa Kamara

President and Founder

The Children of Freetown

The residents  of Freetown  are mostly descendants  of freed  slaves from  the British.  They are  the neighboring country of Liberia, West Afrika

Food Security and Economic Stability

Most  of the children will receive  no education,  possibly one  meal a  day; and  no skills or training  to be  self sufficient.  With our  help,  these  children will no longer  have  to struggle to survive.  And  most important, they will once again  have hope!!

History

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and  the Afrikan Amerikans  born  in  Amerika share  one  thing  in common.....the  MAAFA. 


The Afrikan holocaust has left  us all without out  hope, identity,  stability,  and  human justice.  

Building Bridges

Harambee means  "Let  us all  come  together  in  Kswahili".  The role  of The Harambee  Leadership Academy  for Women in  2018 is to bring  all the women of the diaspora together to reclaim self sufficiency.  

UJAMAA

 To build our own businesses, control the economics of our own community and share in all its work and wealth."


The Fourth Principle is Ujamaa and is essentially a commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the work necessary to achieve it. It grows out of the fundamental communal concept that social wealth belongs to the masses of people who created it and that no one should have such an unequal amount of wealth that it gives him/her the capacity to impose unequal, exploitative or oppressive relations on others.


 Sharing wealth is another form of communitarian exchange, i.e., sharing and cooperating in general. But it is essential because without the principle and practice of shared wealth, the social conditions for exploitation, oppression and inequality as well as deprivation and suffering are increased. 

Raise her Hands

Sammitta Emoprecious Entsua

We work closely with the single and pregnant  mothers  of Liberia, and  their  children.  Currently we  are  developing  an education  program for the women.  Education  is a primary concern here in  Liberia.