Some insights from the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit

Recently we got to talk to Melyssa Webb and Dana Robb, two Big Ocean members who attended the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit  held in Washington, D.C. in June.   https://endsexualexploitation.org/cesesummit2019/ We asked them about their experience at the conference, learned more about what sexual exploitation is, and how we can help prevent it. Here…

A Thousand Points of Light: Voices from CSW – Princess Osita-Oleribe

Together We Move Forward On May 15th, the Paipe community in Abuja, Nigeria, gathered in the dusty street in front of the community school to celebrate the International Day of the Family. Princess Osita-Oleribe, director of the Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI), spoke to over 200 participants and celebrated with song and dance—an important…

Houston Cottage Industry: Fast Forward with Faith and Hard Work

Ever hear of a cottage industry bursting into existence with immediate impact and results? This month we share such a story, that of our Houston Cottage.  Nikki Brown encountered Big Ocean as she researched the work done at United Nations. It struck a chord with her. “After observing Big Ocean Women for nearly a year…

A Thousand Points of Light: Voices from CSW – Betty Abah, CEE-HOPE

Imagine a neighborhood floating on water, where roads look like rivers, and where children play on vast bridges and verandas and rafts. Imagine a community where you take a boat to school, where you rely on water for employment, for transportation, for nourishment and sustenance. Makoko is a fishing village floating on the vast Lagos…