Written by CorpsAfrica/Kenya Volunteer Ms. Jane Wamaitha
As a CorpsAfrica Volunteer, my mission went beyond physical projects; it was about catalyzing a mindset shift from scarcity to abundance. Upon arrival, the prevailing scarcity mindset was evident, conversations often centered on limitations and past struggles. Recognizing the need for change, I embarked on a personal journey to alter my perspective and, in turn, influence the community. Forcing myself into an environment of abundance required conscious effort. I actively sought out conversations that focused on potential and growth, redirecting narratives toward solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Surrounding myself with like-minded individuals, including fellow volunteers and community leaders, became crucial. Together, we forged a new narrative one centered on what could be achieved in the future.
This intentional shift created an environment of abundance. People began to see possibilities beyond their immediate challenges, fostering hope and empowerment. By embracing positivity and potential, we transformed not only individual mindsets but also community dynamics. My CorpsAfrica journey is teaching me that community development is as much about changing mindsets as it is about physical projects. In a mere 250 words, my experience underscores the power of consciously choosing abundance over scarcity, creating a ripple effect that inspires positive change within both individuals and communities.