Valerie Bowden 2010 shares her story in a new role serving in Ethiopia. Check out her story:
Although I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana I’ve called Ethiopia home for the past two years. Something about this beautiful East African country has got me hooked because I love living here and don’t have any plans of moving back.
During my time here, I’ve also transitioned to a plant based, low fat, vegan lifestyle which has changed my health dramatically. One thing I miss though is chips. I think chips and dip are everybody’s favorite snack. But for me finding a chip that was low fat and didn’t have oil in it was impossible (even when I’m back visiting in the US). That’s when I stumbled upon dirkosh as the perfect option. It’s so delicious and filling at the same time.
One of the reasons I wanted to take my new passion for plant based foods into a business is because of the social impact we can have in Ethiopia. I actually have a master’s degree in social work and after living here I noticed that creating jobs in a conscious capitalism kind of way is one of the best ways to make a difference. I know that if we receive funding, we will be able to do just that and everyone who contributes to our campaign will play a role in that development as well.
Valarie is a 2010 graduate of our Psychology and Social Work programs and was a member of the Social Work student club. Check out here website and story here.