For the last 7 years, as co-founder of the charity RAW, Annah Stretton has worked with some of New Zealand’s most socially disadvantaged and disrupted wahine and their tamariki all caught in a net of intergenerational chaos. Walking this RAW journey has opened her eyes to the social problems these wahine face:
PLUS, what it takes to empower them to create independent, sustainable and healthy futures for themselves and their whānau.
“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
BUT TEACH A WOMAN TO FISH, EVERYONE EATS
FOR A LIFETIME.”
The Hope Fish model is about developing a solidarity structure that delivers real opportunity, real inclusion, and real support to socially disadvantaged wahine and their tamariki. Hope Fish wahine will become the change makers for the future generations.