RSF resident Tamara Lafarga-Joseph opened her home on Nov. 5 for "Her Story Matters," a special event in support of Visions Global Empowerment. Lafarga-Joseph is on the board of the Southern California-based nonprofit, which serves citizens in Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia and Nicaraugua, countries where women and children face immense daily hardships. Visions focuses on leadership development, e-learning, deaf education and more. They bring volunteers to these countries to contribute meaningful work that helps improve the lives of local people. Learn more at www.VisionsGlobalEmpowerment.org.