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“For as long as I can remember, I knew my life’s purpose was to help women and girls achieve their full potential. What I didn’t know was how my unusual upbringing and challenging life experiences would prepare me to do this work.”
– Nioma, Founder of Women Serve “
Nioma Narissa Sadler – Founder
Nioma Sadler, founder of WomenServe, did not set out in life to create a band of women helping women. Nor did she see the impact she would manifest for women and girls in India.
As a child, Nioma did not have a typical upbringing. Her non-traditional parents did not endorse formal education. Nioma was “life schooled” as she calls it. But, she craved knowledge.
So she buried herself in books and stories of powerful and courageous women. Those women shaped who she would one day become.
Strong women were here inspiration…
As a girl, such stories taught, encouraged, and inspired her. So as a woman, she is committed to telling the stories of the very women she was inspired to help one day, bringing the beauty and power of storytelling full circle.
The story of WomenServe begins when Nioma traveled to Rajasthan as the Goodwill Ambassador for Traditional Medicinals tea company in 2006. The Senna that is used for their best selling “Smooth Move” tea is farmed in Rajasthan.
A storyteller with a heart for social change.
While visiting to check on the farming of the Senna crops, Nioma would sit with women in their kitchens over tea. While visiting, she would listen to their tales of the oppression that still exists in rural India.
She began documenting the stories women would share with her, but her heart called out to do more…that is when WomenServe was born.
Because of Nioma’s tenacity, heart, and commitment to the women and girls of Rajasthan, WomenServe has impacted over 28,000 lives.
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