Empowering 100 Returnees Women of Kibabi

by IHUDAF
Harvest campaign 1
Harvest campaign 1

This project was launched by IHUDAF in October 2014 to accompany 100 female heads of households in agricultural activities on an area of 10 hectares. The beneficiaries have been grouped in women's solidarity associations of 25 by group to strengthen the synergy and community assistance. As a community, men were not excluded in this project. They were called by times to support and accompany women in such community activities. This report concerns the harvest of the 2nd phase of Kibabi potatoes project launched in February 2015.

All women were mobilized for the harvest accompanied family members. We have also noticed the presence of the provincial Minister of agriculture during that ceremony. The provincial Minister of Agriculture took the opportunity to send peaceful message of cohabitation between communities and call for the involvement of the entire population in agricultural activities.

The major challenge is the funding of different projects to support and accompany the communities as grouped under different associations. Men and women are ready and dedicated to share their experiences with others. Unfortunately financial resources are very limited. Also all areas in the region are not yet secure; therefore there are internally displaced persons in host families and in camps. Also due to early rain, the harvest was 40 tons instead of 50 tons.

The empowerment of women and single mothers grouped in associations is allowing community members to work together, a source of peace in the area. Women has been able to stand up and to get involve in major activities of the daily life, and to claim loudly their rights in all aspects: political, social and economic.

IHUDAF is willing to intensify advocacy from the funders to effectively accompany more beneficiaries in auto support activities that can generate more resources.

Harvest campaign 2
Harvest campaign 2
Break time 1
Break time 1
Break time 2
Break time 2
Men Support
Men Support
Production
Production
Harvesting of potatoes by the beneficiaries
Harvesting of potatoes by the beneficiaries

From February 15th to February 17th, under the supervision of the IHUDAF field team, the beneficiaries of the potato pilot project of Kibabi actively participated in the work of harvest. It should be noted that this pilot project was in its third phase. Unfortunately, because of heavy rains that fell in the region, the harvest was not sufficient as expected. They have been able to able to get 20 tons of potato during this third phase of the project. After sorting of the harvest by beneficiaries, IHUDAF, as usual was involved in the transportation and the sale of products in Goma town. The attached photos are showing the different steps leading to the harvesting of potatoes.

Harvesting of potatoes by the beneficiaries
Harvesting of potatoes by the beneficiaries
Beneficiaries are sorting potatoes
Beneficiaries are sorting potatoes
Beneficiaries are sorting potatoes
Beneficiaries are sorting potatoes
Potatoes being packed
Potatoes being packed
Potatoes being packed
Potatoes being packed
Beneficiaries in Action 1
Beneficiaries in Action 1

At the beginning of the month of October 2014, IHUDAF team from Goma, composed of the agronomist and the burden of monitoring and evaluation have made the trip on Kibabi for launch officially and start the project of empowerment of women of Kibabi. This team was able to measure and acquire 10 hectares of arable land for the project’s potato in favor of 100 women returned to their villages after several years in refuge and or in the camps.

As the season of labour had started, beneficiaries are organized to start the work. The agronomist and the burden of monitoring and evaluation will remain for 40 days for technical training and support until the end of the seedlings. Also, note that the purchase of seeds potatoes is underway by IHUDAF’s logistician.

Beneficiaries Action 2
Beneficiaries Action 2
Measure 10 Ha land1
Measure 10 Ha land1
Measure 10 Ha land2
Measure 10 Ha land2
Measure 10 Ha land3
Measure 10 Ha land3
 

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IHUDAF

Location: Goma, Nord-Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Website: http:/​/​www.ihudaf.org
IHUDAF
Bernard Nsabimana
Project Leader:
Bernard Nsabimana
US Representative
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON United States

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