Spreading Hope

Spreading Hope

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!

3 Comments

  1. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    Aug 02, 2016 - 09:17 PM
    • Libbie Olsen

      Hi Aurelio! Thank you so much. We do not have a twitter account, but you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

      Aug 04, 2016 - 03:55 PM
  2. Beth O'Brien

    Beautiful Dianna!

    Sep 02, 2016 - 02:27 PM