Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)

by Children Hope Forever
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)
Empowering 200 women and 100 Kids in Masisi (DRC)

We would like to thank wholeheartedly everyone for your continuous support for our project, which is to empower women's lives and the education of needy children in Masisi (Democratic Republic of Congo).  We are aware that many of you may be experiencing financial difficulties yourselves due to the pandemic, so we do appreciate your generosity, your encouragement, and your willingness to devote your time and your thoughts to the women and children that we are supporting. 

During the last trimester, we were able

  1. Provide a Capacity building sessions for the women in the marketing of agricultural products, post-harvest handling, and how to manage finances as they are approaching their graduation, hence developing and implementing a fund-generating activity of their own.

 

  1. Send some gifts and food as we were not able to visit Nyabiondo due to security reasons as we planned to Organize a Christmas ceremony for the children in Nyabiondo during the festive period.
  2. Supply farm equipment such as additional boots and hoes other farm inputs for the next cultural season.

For the agricultural season, we planted the soya bean crop as it is a major crop that will help us tackle malnutrition in the younger population in the village.

The “Etat de siege”  or state of the county plus the COVID 19 pandemic made it difficult to do the physical monthly visit.

Nevertheless, we were able to continue undertaking the project and evaluating the progress of the women and the children in Nyabiondo. Foods stocks (rice, maize flour, salt, sugar, porridge flour) and hygienic pads were supplied every beginning of the month.

We were also assessing regularly the project's evolution as well as organizing capacity-building sessions virtually.

We also provided clothes, jackets, shoes, T-shirts, and adults clothes were also provided to the Women.

For this coming semester, we plan on :

With each donation we receive, we become all that much closer to our goal. Thank you for making a difference through your compassion and generosity.

For the coming trimester, our actions aim at providing:

  • School fees to help the children pay their tuition,  Send one kid per family to school. This is one of our major goals for the trimester
  • Medicinal supplies such as alcohol and cotton to treat wounds, medicines for malaria, diarrhea, typhoid, mosquito nets, face masks, and sanitizers for prevention purposes. Sensing medicinal supplies such as medicine for malaria, typhoid, etc
  • Sending more foods supplies to help the women’s family

 

 We thank you for all the kindness that you are showing to the women in Nyabiondo village in Masisi. Words are fleeting, and we want you to know that a simple “thank you” does not do justice to how deeply we appreciate your support. Here are some pictures of what was done last trimester 


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Harvesting of the maize
Harvesting of the maize

We would like to thank wholeheartedly everyone for your continuous support for our project, which is to empower women's lives and the education of needy children in Masisi (Democratic Republic of Congo).  We are aware that many of you may be experiencing financial difficulties yourselves due to the pandemic, so we do appreciate your generosity, your encouragement, and your willingness to devote your time and your thoughts to the women and children that we are supporting. 

This last trimester has been a semester where we had to adjust and adopt new ways of working and supervision for the project. Some counties in DRCongo were put under * Etat de siege * among which Nord Kivu county. The “Etat de siege” is a legal device generally implemented by the government in the event of imminent danger (armed insurrection or foreign invasion) for the nation. The state of the county plus the COVID 19 pandemic made it difficult to do the physical monthly visit.

Nevertheless, we were able to continue undertaking the project and evaluating the progress of the women and the children in Nyabiondo. Foods stocks (rice, maize flour, salt, sugar, porridge flour) and hygienic pads were supplied every beginning of the month.

We were also assessing regularly the project's evolution as well as organizing capacity-building sessions virtually.

After the land preparation activities and the sowing of the maize seeds in July, other farms activities were undertaken by the mamas to ensure the crops are taken care of. Regular weeding, application of non-organic pesticides, mechanical pest control, etc. were done. All the 20 women divided into 2 groups completed these activities. They go to the farm 2 times per week.  This division has also helped us delegate responsibilities to the women and monitor everyone’s evolution.

 

We also had three Capacity building sessions where different topics were discussed among which agro-women corporation, birth control, and introduction to mental health.

At the beginning of October, we were able to do a physical evaluation. In addition, we noticed that everyone was optimistic about the project. They looked joyful and were excited to know what the next step of our program is.  Some of the kids looked healthier. We also observed a spirit of sharing, listening, and teamwork in the women compared to when we started. The farm was cleaned, well-taken care of.

We also provided clothes, jackets, shoes, school stuff, books, pens, pencils, some bags to the children in Masisi to help them resume school with school furniture. Jackets. T-shirts and adults clothes were also provided to the Women.

In November, we harvested our first production of the project/program. However, we anticipated a very good harvest, the crisis and insecurity in the village made it difficult. The top side of the farm was affected by robbers as the majority of the population hid while waiting for the crisis to pass. Luckily, we were able to harvest from the remaining parts of the farm.

In addition, the harvested maize is currently being dried and the women are getting ready for commercialization has the project aims to empower them by making them financially independents.

With each donation we receive, we become all that much closer to our goal. Thank you for making a difference through your compassion and generosity.

For the coming trimester, our actions aim at providing:

  1. Capacity building sessions for the women in the marketing of agricultural products, post-harvest handling, and how to manage finances as they are approaching their graduation, hence developing and implementing a fund generating activity of their own.
  2. Organize a Christmas ceremony for the children in Nyabiondo during the coming festive period.
  3. More farm supplies such as maize-shredding machines to help in maize value addition and build a storage unit. In addition other farm inputs for the next cultural season.
  4. School fees to help the children pay their tuition
  5. Medicinal supplies as alcohol and cotton to treat wounds, medicines for malaria, diarrhea, typhoid, mosquito nets, face masks, and sanitizers for prevention purposes.

 

  1. Let us note that we still need equipment that is more educational such as books, dictionaries, school uniforms for the children. Therefore, there is an urgent need for further fundraising.
  2. Computers and the internet to facilitate communication with the women for the workshop lessons. Children to learn basic IT knowledge such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, google class, etc., will also use these computers.  . Our plans include making it possible for you to communicate  and e-meet with Women and Children in Masisi through emails and social media so that you will have evidence of how your contributions are being spent and you

 

 We thank you for all the kindness and that you are showing to the women in Nyabiondo village in Masisi. Words are fleeting, and we want you to know that a simple “thank you” does not do justice to how deeply we appreciate your support. Here are some pictures of what was done last trimester 

CHF team visiting the farm
CHF team visiting the farm
clothes and note books for the children
clothes and note books for the children
CHF maize farm
CHF maize farm
maize at 10 weeks
maize at 10 weeks
drying Maize
drying Maize

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  We would like to thank wholeheartedly everyone for your continuous support for our project, which is to empowering women lives and education of needy children in Masisi (Democratic Republic of Congo). 

We are aware that many of you may be experiencing financial difficulties yourselves due to the pandemic, so we do appreciate your generosity, your encouragement and your willingness to devote your time and your thoughts to the women and children we are supporting.

        In the month of May, we visited the women in Nyabiondo village, territory of Masisi (Democratic Republic of Congo) , and brought them some gifts from the funds raised in the March little by little campaign.

This action aimed to bring a little joy into the women and children lives in the form of a surprise gift and a kit for protection for each of them that was distribute in May 2021.

In June a team of Children Hope Forever Ambassadors visited Nyabiondo Village in Masisi and was able to recruit 20 women that are currently participating in our programs. The 20 women have children which age group are under 18 years old. 

While One of a major goals remains to have a land for the project, We are able to rent a piece of land thanks to your donations.Land Preparation activities and the sowing of the maize seeds was done from middle to end of the month of june.

Since May2021, we have been providing  them Foods every month and due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have selected 20 women first to start working in the land we rented we divided the 20 women into 2 groups, and they go to the farm 2 times per week. 

This division has also helped us in delegate responsibilities to the women leasing the team and supervising with attention every single woman and their action. This helps us to monitor the evolution of their journey.

 They also benefit from a training on agricultural practices and an online capacity building session every month with the other women We still apply the social distancing security in place. This has shown to be effective as we have observed a change in their behaves. Our Survey outcome have observed a teamwork and acceptance in the women compare to when we started.                                          

  We hope that we will be able to work with our full potential while respecting the rules to minimise the spread of Covid 19. For the coming trimester, we aims on providing:

such as impermeable, extra boots more farm supplier, maize shredding machine.

Our plan include making it possible for you to communicate with the women and children in Masisi through emails and social media still ongoing to able you feel connect with the community you are supporting and the benefits of your kindness.

Our plan for more educational equipment stil in need such as books, dictionnaries, schools uniforms for children. Therefore, there is an urgent need for further fundraising.

We have attached our visit pictures the visualrepresentation of the school facilities that will plan to build for children and storage for the women.

We thank you for all the support and kindness to improve the Masisi Community.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

 

Women in Masisi
Women in Masisi
Our Women Power in Masisi
Our Women Power in Masisi
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April Report

 

We would like to thank wholeheartedly everyone for your continuous support for our project, which is to empowering women lives and education of needy children in Masisi (DRC). We are aware that many of you may experiencing financial difficulties yourselves due to the pandemic, so we do appreciate your generosity, your encouragement and willingness to devote your time and thoughts to the women and children we are supporting.

We are preparing for our visit to Masisi (Democratic Republic of Congo), we participated in the little-by-little fundraising and we were able to raise funds. The funds will be use to bring a little joy into the women and children lives in the form of a surprise gift and a kit for protection for each of them it will be distribute in May 2021.

The major goals for the organisation remains to have a land for the project, the internet connection in the school. We hope after the pandemic situation to fulfil the work, as the Covid 19 is delaying our entire programme. nevertheless, we are copying, and we continue communicating with the women for the workshop lessons and the children to have classrooms. Let us note that we still need more educational equipment’s. Therefore, there is an urgent need for further fund raising.

Our plans include making it possible for you to communicate with Women and Children in Masisi through emails and social media so that you will have evidence of how your contributions are being spent and you will feel really connected to the community who are benefiting from your kindness.

We attached our plan how we want the community to look like by the end of September 2021. We are also planning to travel by end of April 2021 to bring back more pictures and events to relate as the team is working hard to empower the community in Masisi. We are also respecting the Covid 19 restriction rules and make the women and children  in Masisi stay alert, wear mask and wash-hand to protect themselves from the virus.

The photos are the visual representation of the school facilities that will be built for the children and the storage facility where farm equipment’s and products used by the women will be stored.

Your generous donation is having a real impact on the woman and children lives in Masisi project.

Thank you for your continuous support

 

Staff in the land to teach Women
Staff in the land to teach Women
Masisi project plan2021
Masisi project plan2021
Masisi project School
Masisi project School
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