Our project will establish an agribusiness and entrepreneurship center in eastern DRC to provide free training on agriculture, small-scale farming, agribusiness and entrepreneurship to women and girls traumatized by conflicts and gender-based violence. This project will provide free training to 100 women and girls from twenty women-led organizations to gain skills, tools and know-how that could help them successfully launch their own businesses
Years of armed conflicts in the DR Congo have undermined food security for many people in the country, and led to poverty and hunger. Women and girls have been the most affected by conflicts. To help address these problems, Food and Livestock Initiative will work to create a conflict and hunger free society in which food security will be ensured for all people. The project will provide sustainable agriculture training and entrepreneurial capacity building to women affected by GBV in eastern DRC.
By receiving the funds, we will train young women and girls traumatized by conflicts and Gender-Based Violence in eastern DRC on agriculture, small-scale farming, agribusiness and entrepreneurship, and marketable skills to accelerate their socioeconomic participation. The training sessions include urban and rural agriculture lessons, corn crops and potato farming; pastry lessons; integration of 100 women and girls affected by conflicts on the local market and direct investment to beneficiaries.
Our project will provide sustainable agricultural training and entrepreneurial capacity building to 100 women and girls affected by conflicts and gender-based violence in the eastern DRC, from twenty women-led organizations, which will help them build economic resilience and stay out of poverty and hunger. Knowledgeable women and girls will successfully launch their own ventures and become self-resilient and self-assured.