This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now…
Photograph and interview women onto something GOOD.
Women who wake up each day with steadfast dedication and commitment to their work, ideals, and dreams.
Women who may not always get the recognition they deserve.
Forward thinking women, women on a mission, women that believe they have something to GIVE.
Women like Alison Fraser.
Woman on a Mission Interview No. 2: with Alison Fraser [Associate, Director of non-profit charity, Mother]
Tell us about your mission?
Bringing education to women and children in Tanzania who otherwise could not afford to attend school. Raise my 3 daughters to be globally aware.
What was the inspiration for your project?
A friend spent some time teaching in Ausha, Tanzania. She put me in contact with a friend in Tanzania when she returned to Canada
We became partners in moving towards finding the educational needs of women/children in Ausha. Wanted to involve my daughters in a project so started my own not for profit.
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
Passionate working mom happy to make a difference in life.
What is most sacred to you?
Family + Friends – 3 daughters
Same best friend as I had in childhood from my small hometown of Long Sault
Who or what is your current influential force in your life?
My daughters, they influence all major decisions in my life.
They keep me grounded, help with Mom2Mom Africa in very hands on way.
What was the hardest part of growing up for you?
Losing both parents at a young age lost my Dad 6 years ago to Alzheimer’s and my Mom 2 years ago to cancer.
What advise can you offer young women with GOOD ideas today?
Too often we come up with great ideas that simply stay good ideas.
Put your thoughts into action.
Channel your inner Eleanor Roosevelt
-Do one thing everyday that scares you
-Do what you feel in your heart to be right as you’ll be criticized anyway
Where will you be in 5 years? What will your mission look like?
Five years ago, I’d never would have imagined I’d be the director of my own not for profit. It’s so exciting to see what the next 5 years will bring.
Where can we find out more about your project?
Looking for exceptional women on a mission. Do you know of someone or yourself who would like to be apart of this Woman on a Mission photo series? Submit your suggestions HERE.
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