Allow me to introduce myself, Ashley, along with my fellow intern, Corinne. I am excited and feel privileged to announce that Amy has brought us onto the CiH team in Raleigh, NC as interns for the summer. Currently we are both students at North Carolina State University studying Fashion and Textile Management. Corinne and I are excited about our summer internship with CiH to learn more about the organization and how CiH works to support the amazing women in Zambia.
So we are not strangers, here is a little more about Corinne and myself:
1. How did you learn about CiH?
Ashley: I learned about CiH after meeting Amy, the founder of CiH, when she came and spoke to my entrepreneur class about how she started her organization. She explained the struggles and successes of running a non-profit, and the feeling of happiness as she watched the women grow into successful entrepreneurs.
Corinne: I learned about CiH after a friend of mine liked the organization on Facebook. Being interested in fair trade, I looked into CiH and contacted Amy after reading how she started the company and each woman’s story of HOPE.
2. If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Ashley: I am addicted to chocolate chips, so it only makes sense that I would love to eat chocolate chip pancakes for eternity.
Corinne: If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, I would eat macaroni and cheese.
3. What is your favorite CiH product?
Ashley: I am torn between the Chikondi Elephant, or the Eddington Bow Tie for my favorite product; I love them both.
Corinne: My favorite product is the Turban Headband.
4. What is the last book you read?
Ashley: I recently finsihed reading Fire Yourself by Willy Stewart.
Corinne: The last book I read was Love Does by Bob Goff.
5. What drew you to join the CiH team?
Ashley: The CiH team offered more than experience in the fashion and business world, it offered the opportunity to empower other women while learning life skills, and support the community’s development both here in the States and in Zambia.
Corinne: The stories of HOPE embodied my passion for fashion and women’s empowerment. Each story demonstrates an incredible drive that inspires me, and I wanted to be a part of writing these stories of HOPE.
6. If you had to describe yourself as an animal what would it be?
Ashley: I would describe myself as a dog, devoted, impatient, protective, and cheerful. The greatest compliment I could receive is, I resemble my dog. My German Shepherd, Abu, is always smiling, eager to learn, but would not take kindly to anyone who tried to harm his family.
Corinne: If I had to describe myself as an animal, I would be a cat. Initially, cats can be standoffish,but once they get to know you, cats are the most loyal best friend you can have. I can be quiet when I first meet you because I am trying to take in as much information as possible; however, once I really get to know someone, I am extremely loyal.
7. Name one fun fact about yourself.
Ashley: I have lived in more than 18 different cities in my life.
Corinne: I am irrationally and totally scared of balloons.