Ted Talks are always thought provoking.  In this video, Musimbi Kanyoro discusses the idea of Isirika, where communities and women and girls and particular come together to help one another.  And how this contrasts with Western ideas of programs and international aid.

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As CEO of the Global Fund for Women, Musimbi Kanyoro works to support women and their ideas so they can expand and grow. She introduces us to the Maragoli concept of “isirika” — a pragmatic way of life that embraces the mutual responsibility to care for one another — something she sees women practicing all over the world. And she calls for those who have more to give more to people working to improve their communities. “Imagine what it would look like if you embraced isirika and made it your default,” Kanyoro says. “What could we achieve for each other? For humanity?” Let’s find out — together.


Image Credit: Musimbi Kanyoro, Ted YouTube