Hi, my name is Dianna. I’m a daughter, sister, wife, friend, working mom of two, and total believer that women are primed to rule the world, if that’s what we choose we want to do. I have many blessings in this life, none of which I take for granted… but… right now, I’m in a season of reflection. And I’m in search for something more. I have more to give. I have more to learn. Can you relate?
About 12 months ago, through social media, I stumbled upon The Her Initiative. I was immediately enamored. The simple premise of providing clean water and hygiene education is something I easily understood and an issue I feel I can do something about, now. In an instant I can give resources, $25 a month to help 25 people. I can become a better global citizen by learning about issues like water, sanitation and how people (far smarter than me) have already created tools that can make clean water a reality even in the most remote areas. I can campaign on behalf of the communities that need help as a Her Ambassador. And, if I’m only so lucky, I can take away lessons about the love, resilience, and happiness that people in this world, without clean water and few material possessions, have created in their communities.
I want to be part of this community. Of their community. When I reached out to The Her Initiative I immediately began to feel that missing “something” begin to fill in my heart. I connected to the notion that something so basic, clean water, can make a major impact in our world. It can make the difference between a person simply surviving and a person reaching his or her full potential. I drink coffee every morning. I brush my teeth two times a day. I enjoy bath time with my kids every. single. night. It never crossed my mind what a privilege these things are. Furthermore, the impact clean water specifically has on the female population resonated with me. Women deserve to be educated, contributing members in any society. I want to do my part to make sure that they are.
The Her Initiative gives me hope (and who doesn’t need a little hope right now). The Her Initiative gives them hope. The Her Initiative creates a global community that I can be a part of. What a gift!