Twin Lakes receptionist and administrative assistant Scolla Tayn was the featured speaker at this month’s Dining for Women program. Relating to the program topic for this month, rural life in Tanzania, Scolla spoke to the women about her life experiences in Tanzania where she was born and lived until moving to the United States. She engaged and enlightened attendees with her stories about life in her homeland. Residents also enjoyed the photos Scolla shared from her last trip to Tanzania to visit her family.
Dining for Women is a global giving circle that empowers women living in extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries by funding programs related to health, education and economic self-sufficiency. The Twin Lakes chapter of Dining for Women was started following a Twin Lakes book club review of “Half the Sky” in 2011, in response to the challenge given in the book, i.e., “Now that you know about the needs of women and girls, what are you going to do about it?” The TLC chapter varies from others in that a meal is not involved and the meeting is focused on learning about the project for the month and the country. An amount that would have been spent on a meal is then contributed to the project. As one resident stated, “it makes us feel that we are contributing to make the world a better place by improving the lives of women and girls in numerous countries.”