Statt attending capacity building seminar.
The section below summarizes the work done during the month of May 2020.
Fundraising for Covid-19 Prevention: To date 9 people have contributed a total of $365 out of a goal of $1,162.
ACTIVITIES FWA STAFF CAPACITY BUILDING
On May 11-15, 2020, under the support of Segal Family Foundation (SFF), seven of FWA staff involved in the self-help (SHG) approach benefited from a training for better monitoring and evaluation of the Self Help Groups. Facilitators were from BIRATURABA.
Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)
During this month of May 2020, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.
Maternity Ward Building
In the month of May 2020, nothing was added to our building project. We are now looking forward to closing our building by putting in the doors and window. This will cost $10,000
Improving Women’s Reproductive Health (IWRH)
FWA community health workers and FWA staff have continued to educate men, women and young people on the importance of family planning.
During this month of May 2020, Ntaseka clinic added a new partner “Association Burundaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial” (ABUBEF). This organization will refer family planning new cases to Ntaseka Clinic through its Community Health Workers (CHWs) located in Kamenge.
Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)
One three-day trauma healing workshop was done in May 2020
HROC Workshop (May 27-29, 2020)
Facilitators Name: MISAGO Gisele and HORANIMANA Grace
- A follow up of participant is needed
- An evaluation to measure the impact of HROC on participant is needed
Many of the participants are victims of domestic violence; they live with their husbands who are actors of their violence which complicates their healing process. In the future, this will certainly require a safe shelter for gender based violence survivors.
My name is Mary. “I was in the rebel army, and in the forest there was no way to choose someone you love. I married a soldier man but I didn't loved him at all.
When we were preparing to leave the rebellion and join the national army in 2005, I chose to join the national army instead of being demobilized. That’s what I knew when I left the rebellion. It was my greatest vision to be a female soldier and have a salary every month.
After having selected those who are going to go to the national army I was surprised hearing that I was among those who would be demobilized.
It was after that my husband told me that he is the one who sold my name because he can't live with a female soldier that I have to stay home for housework. It hurt me so much because my vision failed.
My husband started to mistreat me; he beats me, he doesn't give me food for the family, I have no rights on his bank account. He even went to Somalia in a mission but I never saw money as the woman who is raising his children.
When I saw that, I refused to let him beat me like a child I decided to defend myself and it's the quarrels that reign in our house so that even our children are traumatized. Because of anger I became a sex worker but nobody knows and I take refuge in the alcohol.
I say thank you for this training I feel relieved I could understand that if I continue this path I will end up destroying myself.”
“My name is Evelyne. I lost my parents when I was in high school. My parents left me with a business. Unfortunately when in the central market was burnt I lost everything in this fire. But as I knew how to work hard I was able to have a capital 3 000 000BIF and I began a business again.
My husband married me because of my money. He did investigation on me and knew that I have money. I got pregnant and I could not do my business as before because I was very weak. My husband proposed me to give him the money in order to continue doing the business I was doing and I accepted without a doubt.
When he took my money in his hands he never came back home. He wasted my money on alcohol and women. He beats me. He sold everything we had in the house even the mattress.
I lost weight until no one knew me. Until now I am in this situation but I thank FWA who organized this workshop because I did not dare to speak; everything that happened to me I kept in my heart. I saw myself in the glass of normal stress and traumatic stress.
At the end of May 2020, we had a total of 103Self Help Groups for a total of 2388 women.
Flood in Gatumba
Seven families victims of flood in Gatumba were supported by FWA under the support of GlobalGiving Platform. They were given rice, beans and Burundian fabric.
206 cases were consulted by our medical doctors, including 91 adults, 14 children, 84 HIV positive people and 17 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 290 patients including 230 adults and 60 children.
In the month of May 2020, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 288 tests. See attached chart.
415 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 267 old cases and 148 new ones. 315 received the contraceptive injection, 32 were given pills, 62 received male condoms, and 6 received implants.
PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)
In the month of May 2020, 42 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 16 who came for PNC 1, 13 for PNC 2 and 9 for PNC 3 and 4 for PNC 4.
17 pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.
At the end of May 2020, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.
Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.
In the month of May 2020, a total of 57 people received pre and post HIV test counseling and were tested for HIV. Out of the total number, 75% were women and all the 2 people detected HIV positive were women, with 4% of seropositivity..
Total Number of People Tested: 57
Total Number of Women Tested: 43
% of People Tested Who Are Women: 75%
Average Age: 27
Median Age: 25
Total HIV+ : 2
Total HIV- : 55
Number of Women HIV+ : 2
Total % Seropositivity: 4%
% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 5%
RSS May 2020 Report
During May 7 new Self-Help Groups were started for 146 women. This brings the total of groups to 103.
Street Business School
26 women participated in Street Business School Workshop for the month of May. The module 3 is about Finding Capital and Starting Small; the module is designed to help participant understand how Capital and resources are, and how can use both to start a business.
- Understand capital and different type of resources used to start a business
- Think more creativity about how to access capital
- Understand how one’s perceptions of capital can either help or hinder the success of a business
- Instill the confidence to take immediate steps to start a business
Measure of success
After workshop, 70% participants answered at least 4 out of 5 of the review question.
Coaching and Baseline Visit Result
The coaching and baseline visit is critically important to build relationship with the participants. This is the first opportunity to meet one on one participant and to lay the foundation for them to believe in their own abilities, build their confidence, and achieve their goals. During this visit baseline data is also gathered and recorded to know basic situation of our participants as the table below shows.
40 women from SBS are investigated and it was found that the total number of business for all participants is 25 businesses and total net income earning for all participants in month is 943000BIF ($550)..
Family planning consultation
Recepients of flood relief food.
Table of labatory tests for May.