I wanted to change people; I wanted to put smiles on people's faces; I wanted to be the hope for the hopeless; I wanted to impact my world. The next time I had a chat with my mother about my dreams and aspirations, I told her I wanted to own an orphanage. She smiled and encouraged me that it was a noble thing to do. Over the years, I realized that most children in the orphanage were abandoned by vulnerable women. Perhaps if they had a trusted means of livelihood and right guidance they wouldn't abandon their babies. This led me to go after the greater issue. Much more than starting an orphanage, I had to find a way to provide for the needs of these less privileged children while addressing the root cause of why women abandon their babies in the first place.
What kind of a woman dumps her new born baby overnight in a drainage system, leaving her to die?
Cynthia Obiwanne (Executive Director, TAF)
Consequently, Talklove Africa Foundation was born. To provide the needed help and support to the less privileged children and vulnerable women in the society. As the name indicates, Love conquers all. The society is somehow debased, That Love is relegated to the background. It then becomes necessary to teach love by showing love.