Our History

When Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone, we were there — in the right place, at the right time, with the right information to help women navigate the crisis.

In 2015 we received international recognition from UNESCO and UN Women.

In 2016, we received full funding to create a pilot podcast in the DRC that tells the stories of ordinary Congolese women who do extraordinary things.

In 2016 we were selected by Reuters Foundation for their “Trust Law” pro bono legal services program to support our growth as an international non-profit organization.

In 2017 we transferred our distribution model to the DRC by sending a key Congolese journalist to work alongside our Sierra Leonean team.

In 2018, our evaluations show that women and girls are eager to use our information services, and most listeners are able to recount information they learned from the programs and offer examples of how this knowledge has positively affected their behavior.

In 2019 we received a Strengthening Grant from Amplify Change to significantly expand and improve our operations.

In 2020 during the beginning of Covid-19 we were selected by Oak Foundation and Internews for special funding to disseminate critical information to key communities in rural areas.

In 2021 we received a grant from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to increase voter education and activism among rural women in Sierra Leone.

In 2021 we were able to strengthen SGBV response services in rural Sierra Leone with financial support from MADRE.

In 2021 we were able to continue our response to Covid-19 through a rapid response grant from Urgent Action Fund – Africa, this allowed us to support women who were hardest hit by the economic implications of Covid.

In 2022 we received support from the Africell Foundation to empower rural women and girls, they also supplied our field staff with much needed phones and data.

In 2022 and continuing into next year we have support from the World Bank to further women’s financial empowerment through a fish-farming project to include training in aquaculture.

In 2022 a private donor provided financial support to bring education about menstrual health to rural women and girls of Sierra Leone, this included training in making their own menstrual pads.

We have proven our innovative concept.  We are now well prepared to expand our existing operations into nationwide communication networks in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Democratic Republic of Congo.