HerVoice: Storytelling

Inspiring Stories of Women’s Empowerment

 

“We believe a woman’s voice is her most powerful tool.”

-Nioma Sadler, Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker

Everyone has a story. But stories that touch our hearts, expand our minds, and inspire our spirits are powerful and must be told. Since the day that WomenServe founder, Nioma Sadler, sat at the kitchen tables of Rajasthani women in the Thar Desert, she has been committed to telling the compelling stories of these heroic women and their daughters. Here are just a few we would like to share with you…
Our Team Hero

Nioma’s Story

The seed of WomenServe was planted in the heart of a young girl that was denied a formal education by her esoteric parents. But this perceived hardship would open up a world of imagination, big dreams, and bold visions as Nioma Sadler, founder of WomenServe, found herself through the stories of inspiring women.

When She Catches Rain

WomenServe collaborated with taanka (water catchment tank) recipients to produce this film and educate on the benefits of improved water security.

In Rajasthan, India, one of the largest barriers to empowerment for women and girls is the shortage of water. In this region water is the work of women and girls who walk up to 10 hours a day carrying water on their heads. However, when families and communities have access to water, their quality of life improves. Women can provide for their families and girls can attend school. That’s why water security is key to social, economic and educational opportunity in this region.

With your help, we can make every raindrop count by catching water for these women and girls.

Gavra

Gavra’s Story

Gavra no longer has to wake up at 3 am to make the six-mile walk to collect water at the village naadi in the debilitating heat. Hear her heartfelt story of struggle and tears that turned into joy and gratitude with something as simple as water.
Gavra

Gavra’s Story

Gavra no longer has to wake up at 3 am to make the six-mile walk to collect water at the village naadi in the debilitating heat. Hear her heartfelt story of struggle and tears that turned into joy and gratitude with something as simple as water.

Kamala’s Story

From being married as a teenager to losing both parents, her husband, and a son, Kamala is a beacon of strength and hope. Learn how a taanka made her life less challenging and how her gratitude spills over into the village.
Kamalas Story
Kamalas Story

Kamala’s Story

From being married as a teenager to losing both parents, her husband, and a son, Kamala is a beacon of strength and hope. Learn how a taanka made her life less challenging and how her gratitude spills over into the village.
Gulabs Story

Gulab’s Story

Gulab is a young girl that lives in Rajasthan, India. Her father originally did not wish for his daughter to receive an education. But since she was gifted a bike to get to and from school, her father has changed his mind and now supports his daughter’s future. Learn how life has changed for Gulab since receiving a bike.
Gulabs Story

Gulab’s Story

Gulab is a young girl that lives in Rajasthan, India. Her father originally did not wish for his daughter to receive an education. But since she was gifted a bike to get to and from school, her father has changed his mind and now supports his daughter’s future. Learn how life has changed for Gulab since receiving a bike.

Mamta’s Story

“’She is a girl. Why are you investing so much in her?” Yes, these words are spoken in Rajasthan, India even today. But because Mamta was invested in, her life will never be the same. Instead of being married off before her 18th birthday, she has the opportunity to create her own future.
Mamtas Story
Mamtas Story

Mamta’s Story

“’She is a girl. Why are you investing so much in her?” Yes, these words are spoken in Rajasthan, India even today. But because Mamta was invested in, her life will never be the same. Instead of being married off before her 18th birthday, she has the opportunity to create her own future.