I met this amazing woman, Urmila, about 8 years ago when our family was living in Fiji and I was working for the Red Cross. At that time she had been volunteering for 9 years assisting families in need and was on call when disasters hit her rural community of RakRaki.
As I got to know Urmila and her family, (you can read the full story here and see her profile here), I realised how much I could learn from her despite our lives being so different. Or probably because our lives were so different. I was humbled and inspired by her resourcefulness in the face of her own need, and her commitment to helping others.
She is still a Red Cross volunteer but is now the ‘a Girl & her world’ Coordinator on the ground in Fiji and is doing an amazing job!
Urmila is the type of person you want on your side and is a wonderful advocate for people. I loved watching her in action this last trip and did a quick interview with her so you could get a glimpse into her world.
*The file was too big to upload to the blog but you can watch it on our Facebook page here
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Jane and team ‘a Girl & her world’