There is a Nigerian proverb that was popularized in 1996 by Hillary Clinton that says, "It takes a village to raise a child." While some may feel that this proverb minimizes the parents responsibility in raising the child, the meaning of the proverb was not intended to minimize the parents role, but highlights the West African world view of social responsibility. Parents are a person's primary power provider, but many others share in empowering others. There are many churches and organizations whose mission statement is to empower people. Dunamis Empowerment Organizations networks with many of these empowering people.
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