Working with women’s groups in Kpachi for four months taught me a lot of lessons. Even though I observed and have been associated with similar challenges in my own community, but this was way too extreme and, until date, I still bear with them. Kpachi is one of the communities I admire their zeal and hopefulness in a better tomorrow. It has a population of about 577 inhabitants. Their settlement can be described as clustered. Despite living close to other significant communities, they are marginalized when it comes to access to social amenities such as water supply, electricity, and road network. The absence of these and many other social amenities hinder the development of the community, and it is a major worry to the residents.
Sometimes you need to stop complaining about the situation and appreciate life. Staying positive paves the way for one to see opportunities instead of limitations. While Lydia was confronted with fear, her Godfather told a story, which intended to encourage her to appreciate and embrace life with a positive attitude. It goes like, “When I was a high school boy, most of my classmates were from well-to-do families. I sometimes felt as a teenager that life was unfair, and mine could have been better too.