Tell us about yourself?
Saratu Miller has had International professional experience in Investment, Law Enforcement, Health, Entrepreneurship, Justice, and Banking. She is a woman born with sickle cell disease but never saw it as a stumbling block in forging ahead in life. She is all about personal development and will not pass by an opportunity to volunteer for a good cause.
Despite her years engaged fully as an employee with various organizations, and also as an entrepreneur, Saratu has chosen the path of development, where she wishes to Impact the lives of women, by sharing with them her health journey and how she has been able to build on wellness, and rise above every health challenge, which has enabled her to live a healthy and productive life.
She launched her organization HEAL IN NATURE in October 2020, and presently undergoing incubation training for non-profits with Donors for Africa.
Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?
Heal in Nature was established in October 2020 as a new start-up, which was born out of passion and personal health journey and experience, in other to help women with health challenges and coping with the realities and pressure of life. Heal in Nature focuses on women, as they are the prosperity of Africa, and also the easiest and fastest way to reach the family unit.
Heal in Nature process natural health solutions for the mind, body, spirit, and soul, and making women realize that health is by choice not by chance, so they need to take full responsibility for that, especially with the increase in non-communicable diseases to an unhealthy lifestyle.
It teaches women to unlearn old unhealthy patterns and learn how to build on wellness to live a quality life.
What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?
Building a career in Development is a lot of work because it’s all about impacting and transforming lives which automatically puts one in a position of Leadership. This means there is a need for continuous learning and engagement.
My advice to the youth is, they should be prepared and focused, put in the work, to build a long-lasting career in development.
What is the biggest challenge facing the health sector and what are your interventions so far?
The Health sector is not adequately equipped, left for years to rot, without adequate attention given to it. This has caused major challenges such as an inadequately skilled workforce, wrong diagnosis of health conditions, obsolete equipment, etc. COVID 19 pandemic has shown an x-ray of the Health sector.
The interventions that Heal in Nature is proposing are, taking advantage of Nature to build on wellness holistically, improving quality of life, and reduce the frequency of medical visits.
What do you believe the Government can do differently?
Government can focus on the Health sector by adequately funding it, to cater to the needs of its citizens fully. Put good health policies in place, replicate the good systems they pay to enjoy in other countries.
Let the Government look inwards especially now with the pandemic happening, lessons learned need to be taken seriously, look into the gaps, and used that to plan on improving.
Tell us four shocking things you’ve experienced about being a nonprofit leader?
As a nonprofit leader, the things I have experienced are:
One needs to be intentional and consistent.
It takes continuous learning to keep abreast of things
We need to keep Researching is very important
Take leadership positions seriously.
How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?
I have been very consistent with all the sessions, I enjoy attending them to learn from experts. on different aspects of development explained.
Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us?
No programs for now, work in progress but at slow pace.
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