The Greater Phola Ogies region of South Africa has been impacted by the effects of nearby mining for decades. In response, Yvonne Sampear co-founded and chaired the Greater Photo Ogies Women’s Forum to bring 50 women leaders together to strategize about the challenges they were facing. One such challenge is the Kusile power station, which uses an estimated 17 million tonnes of coal per year, polluting the air and draining the community’s water resources. WoMin’s campaign Women Building Power is supporting the important work of grassroots collectives, including the growing Greater Phola Ogies activist network. Photo credit: WoMin