When Fatchima was a child, she had no space to dream. Her life in rural Niger was a difficult mix of poverty, drought, and isolation. At age 14, her parents forced her to marry. Two decades ago, she began participating in a women’s financial empowerment program in her village. They call themselves Mata Masu Dubara (Women on the Move). Over time, she’s been able to save money and unlock a better future for her granddaughter, Nana, who now attends school and has dreams that Fatchima never had as a girl.
"Women on the Move" is an Oculus VR for Good project in conjunction with CARE.
Shannon Carroll is an artist, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, NY. She is Founder of Vivid Story, a studio harnessing the power of visual storytelling for causes. She produces compelling visual narratives for social enterprises to authentically connect with core audiences.