Meet BERNARD MACHARIA

"The people who inspire me MOST are those who might not have it the best, but who continue never to complain, who smile, and make the best with what they have."

What inspires you?

The people who inspire me MOST are those who might not have it the best, but who continue never to complain, who smile, and make the best with what they have

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became aware and involved.

Growing up in Kenya is not easy, you have to be prepared for anything. the issue that really bothers me is when i see mothers engage in manual work to see their chilren afford atleast one meal per day, get education, have a shelter and clothes though not the best. it really affect me so much because their fathers are busy drinking and dont care about the children, its mother responsibility to care for them. mothers are the best gift God gave us. a Mother will stand for her children in good times and bad times. she can never eat before her kids eat. i used to go to school in some remote parts for kenya for my secondary. on my way i could see women really working hard, women breaking stones in a quarry just to see they send their kids to school, i was sad and i wished i could help. since then i have respected mothers so much. i could not but felt sad seeing them work in a very hot sun yet they never complained and even had smiles on their faces. after completing my education i joined a tour firm as a tour operator and i come up with a safari than only favored women only in this remote areas. I invited women from all over the world to have a taste of an African women. the hardships they have to go through everyday to make their children afford at least an education and one meal per day. I have visited few women at their work place and they are just amazing and their story will make you realize how lucky you are if you can afford to have 2 meals in a day. despite the fact that they cant afford anything they put a smile and just like the women in the Bible who lost her song and she said 'ITS WELL', they say Its WELL. They are full of hope that one day its going to be well..

Share your perspectives on what makes a good leader.

1.Empowering. True leaders make their associates feel emboldened and powerful, not diminished and powerless. 2. Collaborative. True leaders solicit input and feedback from those around them so that everyone feels part of the process. 3. Communicative. True leaders share their vision or strategy often with those around them. 4. Fearlessness. True leaders are not afraid to take risks or make mistakes. True leaders make mistakes born from risk. 5.Visionary.

Do you think TakingITGlobal can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already?

i think through this organization i reach to many people especially women who will be touched and get inspired by my story and try to help and support their fellow African women.


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