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A story to tell: `hili li mama' meaning `this mama.'


Document begins: A story to tell: 8 `hili li mama' meaning `this mama.' Mwajumah Masaiganah Reflecting on the past ­ my journey to I will give just part of my life history working with participation bureaucrats and within bureaucratic systems, the hustles I encountered and how they helped shape my life. My journey takes you back to 1985 when, for the first time, I involved myself in Participatory Action Research I will narrate my story starting in December 1996, when I (PAR) with fisherfolk communities in Tanzania, focusing facilitated a five-day evaluation workshop with a group of specifically on women. Back then, I used to do things the fishermen in Sudi, Lindi district, as part of the RIPS1 way I was told by higher authorities, taking directions or marine environment project. Our first meeting in Sudi sending messages to communities, be they right or village led to the Sudi declaration, which was made by wrong, no questioning! Using PAR and video as a way of fishermen and women from 12 coastal villages of Mtwara, communicating changed my way of looking at things, Lindi and Kilwa districts. During this meeting they agreed doing things; created a special interest in me for women ...

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