Abiba Miyaki Diallo

59 – Kindia

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I am passionate about food and creating new recipes. It is my dream to nourish children and to empower the women of Guinea.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My hero is Dale Carnegie, I carry his book with me everywhere I go. When I have a problem concerning work, family or personal problems I consult his book and find many solutions. I hope to one day visit the university he teaches at and take a course; if I knew of him when I was younger my NGO would be much more successful

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

My favorite sound is a slow simple melody.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

I am the director of a food transformation NGO. We provide healthy foods for the community and we give nutrition trainings for female agricultural associations. Our principle objective is to counter childhood malnutrition in rural areas. Our products for the local community include solar drying (fruits, vegetables and tubular roots), local fruit juice and the production of an affordable baby porridge. We heavily promote and produce moringa leaf powder, which provides all the necessary vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. I have worked in the past with UNICEF to provide food transformation trainings for females in rural areas and Helen Keller International financed the start-up cost for our baby formula, but with political instabilities in 2010 we have stopped production and would like to re-launch.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

A laptop will help our organization to find partners to work with. We would be able to send budgets, reports, and laboratory analysis overseas and overall we will be able to communicate better and research the new innovations and technologies in the field of food transformation and nutrition. If we can find partners we will be able to expand to other countries and employ more workers.