Initials, Inc. iCare Foundation
The purpose of the Initials, Inc. iCare Foundation
is to support individuals making a difference in the lives of others. Each year, the foundation selects an individual or a group that is creating a significant impact and supports them financially through the foundation. This year, the Initials, Inc. iCare Foundation is supporting Katherine Roberts.
Katherine Roberts is one individual making a difference.
As a Registered Nurse, she listened to her heart’s call, moved across the globe to Solwezi, Zambia, Africa, and is working to raise the standard of living. While serving as a nurse in this region, she recognized a need in skill training for individuals with disabilities. In most cases, disabled individuals in this region have very limited life options and opportunities. Armed with a strong vision for a better life, Katherine and Initials, Inc. are partnering through the Initials, Inc. iCare Foundation to build a training center that will be used to teach the skill of sewing. “The disabled of Solwezi refuse to beg, they want to be taught skills to succeed,” says Katherine.
In Katherine’s Words…
“I always knew serving was in me from the beginning, it was a curiosity, my heart’s desire. Being a traveling nurse prepared me for this experience. I looked at several organizations but none were a fit. The call was so clear for me I decided to use my savings and go. I was in Zambia the following month. My plan has always been to serve, to help. Through this process I have been exposed to a variety of experiences but all driven by the desire to create positive change. Every decision I make, I ask, ‘Is this sustainable and is it giving them power?’ I committed to taking small steps every day and I listened to what made my heart happy. No doubt, this is what God has chosen me to do. “The connection with Initials, Inc. has been a great fit. Why? “Our missions align. We are both about creating opportunities and improving lives. It’s that simple.”