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Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum

by Friends Women's Association
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Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Plastering of inside walls of maternity ward.
Plastering of inside walls of maternity ward.

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COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC

In the month February 2021, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection.

ACTIVITIES

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

In the month of February 2021, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.

Maternity Ward Building

In the month of February 2021, with the support from the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC), we have continued the concreting and plastering of Ntaseka clinic maternity ward walls. The installation of electricity and plumbing work are done at the same time. 

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.

One discussion group for young girls was done on February 18th, 2021.

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

In the month of February 2021, three new self-help groups (SHGs) were created in Kamenge and eight SHGs were created in Nyabiraba. At the end of February 2021, we had a total of 125 SHGs in Kamenge, Bujumbura Mairie province for a total of 2938 women and eight SHGs for 188 women in Nyabiraba commune, Bujumbura province. 

HROC Workshop (Febuary22-24, 2021)

Facilitators: MISAGO Gisele and HORANIMANA Grace

Testimony

“I still remember as if I was raped yesterday. I was innocent, kind, virgin and a well-educated daughter that was raised by a strict mom.

One day, I was with my friends. We came from school, and then we met with a respected man. He hugged me like someone who knew me and he told me that he has something that my brother who lives in Bujumbura sent that I can go and take. Without any reflection, I followed him and he told me to pass by a bar to take something to drink.

I remember that he gave me a Fanta and I woke up at 2 am in the room that I didn’t know covered by blood. I was very traumatized and started shouting loudly. The people came and the police got this man. What made my trauma worse was my family; as we saw in this workshop, they did not listen to me well. They believed the rumours, nobody wanted to understand me.

They beat me several times. When my brothers came back from Bujumbura they also beat me nearly to death. There were sessions of being beaten. People who came from church or market took pleasure in looking at how I was beaten.

They used to speak to me hurtful words. My mother cursed me. She refused me to study and I became a slave in my own family. Society and family discriminated against me. I explained what happened in justice and the man was punished with 25 years in prison, but my family did not believe in me. I had young men who wanted to marry me but my mother told them my story and they rejected me.

I finally made the decision to leave everything and go to the place where no one knows me. I took refuge in Rumonge Province. There, I found a husband who loves me but my heart continues to bleed. I lost my studies and my family, even my mother does not know my child.

Yesterday, when you listened to me I felt free from this stone that was in my heart”.

GROWING RICE

During the second season, FWA was able to harvest one ton and a half of rice.

ACTION ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (AGBV)

In the month of February 2021, there was preparation of the 2021 proposal to present to the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC).

MEDICAL TEAMCONSULTATIONS

Our medical doctors consulted with 148 cases, including 93 adults (38 men and 55 women), 33 children (18 boys and 15 girls), 9 HIV positive people and 13 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 320 patients including 218 adults and 102 children.

LABORATORY

In February 2021, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 230 tests. See attached chart.

FAMILY PLANNING

448 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 279 old cases and 169 new ones. 340 received the contraceptive injection, 71 were given pills, 24 received male condoms, 12 received implants, and 1 received UID

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of February 2021, 38 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 10 who came for PNC 1, 15 for PNC 2 and 6 for PNC 3 and 7 for PNC 4.

24 pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.                       

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At the end of January 2021, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.

PHARMACY

Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of February 2021, a total of 32 people received pre and post HIV test counselling and were tested for HIV. Out of the total number, 66% were women and one woman out of the two people detected HIV positive with 5% of seropositivity.

Total Number of People Tested: 32

Total Number of Women Tested: 21

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 66%

Average Age:  27

Median Age:  26,5

Total HIV+ :  2

Total HIV- : 30

Number of Women HIV+ : 1

Total % Seropositivity: 6%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 5%

Seminar for young girls on reproductive health.
Seminar for young girls on reproductive health.
Meeting of self-help group.
Meeting of self-help group.
The rice harvest of a self-help group.
The rice harvest of a self-help group.
Chart of February labatory tests.
Chart of February labatory tests.
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Protection equipment from Covid-19.
Protection equipment from Covid-19.

COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC

In the month January 2021, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection. John Gould Family Foundation has again provided to Ntaseka clinic 500 disposable gloves, 500 surgical masks, 200 KN 95 masks, 15 aprons and 1 infrared thermometer. 

ACTIVITIESCaring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

In the month of January 2021, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.

Maternity Ward Building

In the month of January 2021, with the support from the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC), we have started the concreting and plastering of Ntaseka clinic maternity ward walls.

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.

One discussion group for young girls was done on January 21st, 2021.

One discussion group for girls mothers was done on January 28th, 2021

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

At the end of January 2021, we had a total of 122 Self-Help Groups for a total of 2863 women.

One trauma healing workshop was done. Facilitators were MISAGO Gisele and HORANIMANA Grace.

Stories

“I am a woman who knows how to do business I had a lot of dreams. Unfortunately my husband wasted everything. My husband loved me but I don't know what he suddenly changed him. He started to beat me and to be irresponsible; he wasted the family richness. He no longer gave me food while he refused me to work. My children lacked what to eat until they vomited because they were starving.

I began to look for a small capital to work so that I can feed my children. I started saving until I got 3 million Burundi Francs. I wanted to buy a plot of land, and I told him about this project.  I went myself to withdraw the money in my account; I gave the money to husband to buy the plot. One of my coworkers called me to tell me that my husband was with another woman in a hotel. I got ready and took the road and saw my husband with my own eyes with another woman. I asked him where is the money of the plot he did not answer me. I spent sleepless nights crying. From there I understood that my husband became a monster I even thought to kill him.

I sold my place in the market because of him, I worked in the street in town and the police forbid us to work there, the goods were taken from me many times and I was even imprisoned because of that but he didn't come to see me. When I gave birth I managed to pay the hospital bills he didn't even come to see a baby

Conflicts became unbearable until we’ve separated. Now, I live with my six children, he does not know how my children live.”

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“I and my husband were alcoholic, and in our house there was always quarrels.  Because I want peace I stopped drinking alcohol; I have become a Christian but that didn't change anything, my husband continued to mistreat me.

I am a legally married woman but I am unhappy. An incident that happened three months ago:  we were discussing about a woman who lives in our house and my husband kicked me several times until I became unconscious. I found myself in the hospital. I couldn't walk. I was given a lot of medicine but in vain I spent 2 months on my bed. I was going to die.

I was transferred to a bigger hospital for an operation but I could not pay the bill, and I went back home. By the grace of God one day I saw black things coming from my wound and I went to the hospital for treatment and I was healed after few days.

I was forced by people to put him in jail but I thought about my children; I'm sick I can't work but my husband is going to feed my children. That’s why I didn’t go to courts.

The doctor told me that I must not sleep with my husband again. Even the local authorities told me that I must be separated with this man. This is how we separated each one lives in his room”.

Recommendations

  • A follow up of participant is needed 
  • An evaluation to measure the impact of HROC on participant is needed.

Lessons Learned:

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.

ACTION ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV)

In the month of January 2021, the final reports were produced to the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC).

MEDICAL TEAM CONSULTATIONS

Our medical doctors consulted with 122 cases, including 57 adults (18 men and 39 women), 20 children (10 boys and 10 girls), 21 HIV positive people and 24 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 320patients including 218 adults and 102 children.

LABORATORY

In January 2021, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 300 tests. See attached chart.

FAMILY PLANNING

522 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 279 old cases and 181 new ones. 302 received the contraceptive injection, 44 were given pills, 151 received male condoms, 23 received implants, and 1 received UID

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of January 2021, 33 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 14 who came for PNC 1, 9 for PNC 2 and 9 for PNC 3 and 1 for PNC 4.

24 pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.                       

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At the end of January 2021, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.

PHARMACY

Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of January 2021, a total of 60 people received pre and post HIV test counselling and were tested for HIV.

Total Number of People Tested: 60

Total Number of Women Tested: 46

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 77%

Average Age:  27

Median Age:  26

Total HIV+ :  7

Total HIV- : 53

Number of Women HIV+ : 6

Total % Seropositivity: 12%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 13%

Plastering of inside walls of maternity ward.
Plastering of inside walls of maternity ward.
Pastering of outside walls of maternity ward
Pastering of outside walls of maternity ward
Family planning discussion group
Family planning discussion group
Self-help group in session.
Self-help group in session.
Trauma healing workshop for rape survivors.
Trauma healing workshop for rape survivors.
Chart of January Labatory tests
Chart of January Labatory tests
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Founder, Cassilde Ntamamiro, visits from the US.
Founder, Cassilde Ntamamiro, visits from the US.

In 2020, 58 donors donated a total of $8,629 to FWA via GlobalGiving. Thanks so much for your support.

COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC

In the month December 2020, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection. Because of the support from AGLI of the Friends Peace Teams, GlobalGiving and the American Friends Service Committee, we currently still have disinfectants in our stock and fabric masks.

ACTIVITIESCaring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

In the month of December 2020, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. On December 1st, 2020 FWA joined the world to celebrate the international day against HIV/AIDS. 80 beneficiairies were present, FWA founder, the local administration, and some of the FWA partners, including the Ministry of Public Health and fight against HIV/AIDS through the Northern Bujumbura Sanitary District, the Red Cross Burundi, Family Health International (FHI360), Harvest Initiatives and IPROSARUD

Sketches were used to demonstrate how the target and index screening is done. Indeed, if someone was found HIV positive, the counselor must combine strategies to make sure that his or her sexual partners and children are also tested.

Maternity Ward Building

In the month of December 2020, with the support from the Quaker Service Norway, the septic tanks of our maternity ward are already done.

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.

On December 22, 2020, In partnership with the Burundian Association for the Family Well-being (ABUBEF) to educate people from Nyarumanga in Buterere zone on the importance of birth control.  

RESULTS FROM THE ABOVE ACTIVITY- 5 men benefited from male condoms

- 2 clients received counseling on the side effects of the contraceptive products they are using

- 6 clients received the DMPA contraceptive injection

- 6 clients received contraceptive pills

- 1 client received the JADELLE subcutaneous implant

- 2 men were prepared for the surgical contraception which will be made by ABUBEF after the consensus of their partners

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

At the end of December 2020, we had a total of 115 Self-Help Groups for a total of 2688 women.

ACTION ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV)

In the month of December 2020, FWA organized two public events in Giheta, Gitega province and in Nyabiraba, Bujumbura province during the 16 days campaign of activism against GBV. Ther was also an exhange visit for 20 GBV accompanists, including five from Kibogoye in Giheta commune, Gitega province, 10 from Kibimba, Gitega province and five from Nyabiraba, Bujumbura province. The activity took place in Kibimba.

MEDICAL TEAM CONSULTATIONS

Our medical doctors consulted with 96 cases, including 51 adults (24 men and 27 women), 16 children (6 boys and 10 girls), 23 HIV positive people and six pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 210patients including 153 adults and 57 children.

December 15-18, 2019 was a mother-child week. Ntaseka clinic was one of the vaccination centers as usual. We had a total of 2713 children and 30 pregnant women. Among the 2713, 86 children aged between 6 and 11 months were given Vitamin A, 1290 aged between 12 months and 59 months were given both Vitamin A and Albendazole, and 1337 aged between 5 years and 14 years were given Albendazole.

LABORATORY

In December 2020, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 189 tests.

See chart below.

FAMILY PLANNING

510 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 337 old cases and 173 new ones. 383 received the contraceptive injection, 57 were given pills, 60 received male condoms, and 10 received implants

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of December 2020, 43 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 22 who came for PNC 1, 12 for PNC 2 and 4 for PNC 3 and 5 for PNC 4.

Six pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.                        

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At the end of December 2020, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.

PHARMACY

Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of December 2020, a total of 33 people received pre and post HIV test counselling and were tested for HIV. Out of the total number, 85% were women and one woman was detected HIV positive with 4% of seropositivity.

Total Number of People Tested: 33

Total Number of Women Tested: 28

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 85%

Average Age:  23

Median Age:  24

Total HIV+ :  1

Total HIV- : 32

Number of Women HIV+ : 1

Total % Seropositivity: 3%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 4%

 

People under ARVs treatment are laughing.
People under ARVs treatment are laughing.
Septic tanks are completed.
Septic tanks are completed.
Family planning outreach in community.
Family planning outreach in community.
Funds collected by self-help group.
Funds collected by self-help group.
Meeting of gender based violence accompanists.
Meeting of gender based violence accompanists.
Vaccination of children.
Vaccination of children.
Chart of December tests.
Chart of December tests.
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Anti-Covid-19 Supplies
Anti-Covid-19 Supplies

COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC

In the month November 2020, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection. Because of the support from AGLI of the Friends Peace Teams, GlobalGiving and the American Friends Service Committee, we currently still have disinfectants in our stock and fabric masks.

ACTIVITIES

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

In the month of November 2020, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.

Maternity Ward Building

In the month of November 2020, with the support of the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) of the Friends Peace Teams and the GlobalGiving Platform, Friends Women Association (FWA) has built septic tanks for our maternity ward.

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.

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

At the end of November 2020, we had a total of 106 Self-Help Groups for a total of 2463 women. We had graduation of the Street Business School's second promotion. See pictures.

Picture 4: The graduation day was introduced by a peaceful walk in the streets and at the Kamenge public market

Picture 5: A skit was used to teach the importance of running small businesses

Picture 6: Group photo

Picture 7: Singing, laughing and dancing on the graduation day

Picture 8: A cake was shared at the end of the graduation as a sign of unity among graduates to coach each other

Picture 9: Cesarie is already doing sweet potatoes business after she received SBS training

Picture 10: Another group is growing rice

Picture 11: A new group of young girls has initiated handmade baskets business

ACTION ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV)

In the month of November 2020, FWA met has continued to prepare a public event during the 16 days campaign of activism against GBV.

MEDICAL TEAM CONSULTATIONS

Our medical doctors consulted with 106 cases, including 59 adults (27 men and 32 women), 14 children (7 boys and 7 girls), 20 HIV positive people and 13 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 210 patients including 153 adults and 57 children.

On November 8, 2020 Stony Run Friends meeting organized a zoom call to listen to FWA national coordinator, FWA medical doctors, FWA midwife and one of Ntaseka Clinic beneficiaries (Cesarie). The purpose was to find ways to support Ntaseka clinic.

LABORATORY

In November 2020, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 188 tests. See attached chart.

FAMILY PLANNING

376 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 266 old cases and 112 new ones. 284 received the contraceptive injection, 47 were given pills, 27 received male condoms, 16 received implants and 2 received UID

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of November 2020, 44 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 16 who came for PNC 1, 16 for PNC 2 and 6 for PNC 3 and 6 for PNC 4.

13 pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.                        

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At the end of November 2020, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.

PHARMACY

Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of November 2020, a total of 90 people received pre and post HIV test counselling and were tested for HIV. Out of the total number, 74% were women and out of the 17 people detected HIV positive, 15 were women, with 19% of seropositivity.

Total Number of People Tested: 90

Total Number of Women Tested: 67

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 74%

Average Age: 30

Median Age:  28

Total HIV+ :  17

Total HIV- : 73

Number of Women HIV+ : 15

Total % Seropositivity: 19%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 22%

Building the septic tank for the maternity ward.
Building the septic tank for the maternity ward.
Septic tank being built.
Septic tank being built.
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Zoom call with Stony Run Friends Meeting.
Zoom call with Stony Run Friends Meeting.
Chart of November laboratory tests.
Chart of November laboratory tests.
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Disinfectants and masks in stock.
Disinfectants and masks in stock.

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COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC

In the month October 2020, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection. Because of the support from AGLI of the Friends Peace Teams, GlobalGiving and the American Friends Service Committee, we currently still have disinfectants in our stock and fabric masks.

ACTIVITIES

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

In the month of October 2020, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.

A Ntaseka clinic beneficiary, Benita, was referred to Gitega regional hospital. She  is now back from Gitega regional hospital.

My name is Benita. I got to know Ntaseka Clinic thanks to a friend who frequents it. It was difficult for her to convince me, but it was when the care providers from this center came to visit my friend that we met. These providers told me about HIV testing. I was afraid that another misfortune would be added to my lot, and I did not agree to do so. These were not discouraged. They came back to see me and I finally accepted. The knowledge of my serological status plunged me into total despair. The perseverance, the patience and the compassion of the Ntaseka medical staff convinced me to start the ARV treatment. At the beginning, it was difficult but a confidence was established between us little by little and I told them about my problem. Indeed, at the age of 13, my mother died. I was in 8th grade. Our stepmother mistreated us, and I had to leave school. When I was 15, I got pregnant and the child's father took me to his family here in Burundi. His family welcomed me especially my mother-in-law. Unfortunately the child's father was imprisoned.

My delivery followed, which was complicated by a fistula. Shortly after, my mother-in-law went abroad. My sisters-in-law's misunderstanding and their kidnapping of my child made my situation worse. They even chased me out of their home. I had to prostitute myself to survive, which was not good for my fistula. The appearance of edema of the limbs and face followed. The leaks got worse. I felt like I was slowly dying and didn't know what to do. I was living dead. The observation of my case with my history alarmed the doctors of Ntaseka clinic who examined me. All the staff was alarmed for me and looked for a specialized center for my care. They came to pick me up at home, washed my whole body in Ntaseka bathroom; they even bought a new fabric for me because I did not have any clothes to present myself in front of the doctors at the hospital. They transported me with their vehicle; they totally took care of me. I thank the Ntaseka Clinic very much for taking care of me and helping me get treatment.

I was brought back to life. Ntaseka is my new family. Now I'm fine even though the fistula has not been repaired. I'm waiting for the arrival of a specialist and I keep hope that things will get better and better. I hope to return home to Rwanda after my recovery.

Maternity Ward Building

In the month of October 2020, with the support of the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) of the Friends Peace Teams, Friends Women Association (FWA) has continued closing the maternity ward with metallic doors and windows.  The next step is building septic tanks.

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.

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

Two three-day trauma healing workshops were done on October 27-30, 2020 and November 2nd-4th, 2020. At the end of September 2020, we had a total of 106 Self-Help Groups for a total of 2463 women.

My name is Francine. I am an orphan. I did not see my mother or my father. My life has been living from one family to another, sometimes a family kicked me out.

I was very intelligent at school but because I had a lot of problem, I got into a relationship with a man who made me pregnant. I was kicked out of the house where I lived and I got married illegally to this man at least to find where I can live.

In the second month of my pregnancy I knew that my husband has a wife and 3 children. I, who did not know what to do, stayed with this man but with guilt in my heart because I hurt another woman.

My husband did not accept me to work any job to earn my own money. I gave birth to the second child and then he left me for his first wife.

There is something that is still hurting me until now:

o   To leave me with two children; it is difficult to find another husband as I’m  a mother of two.

o   Leave me with debts in the self-help group; he forced me to ask  a loan on my name which I could not repay

International Day of Rural Women.

On October 15th, 2020 FWA joined the world to celebrate the international day of rural women. The celebration was done into main parts: Visiting FWA new rented field where we will grow rice for this second season and food sharing (Rice we harvested on the first season and cassava leaves)

ACTION ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV)

In the month of October 2020, FWA met with Nyabiraba local authorities to prepare a public event during the 16 days campaign of activism against GBV.

MEDICAL TEAM CONSULTATIONS

Our medical doctors consulted with 81 cases, including 54 adults (24 men and 30 women), 12 children (9 boys and 3 girls), 10 HIV positive people and 5 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 192 patients including 148 adults and 44 children.

LABORATORY

In October 2020, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 202 tests. See attached chart.

FAMILY PLANNING

429 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 278 old cases and 151 new ones. 323 received the contraceptive injection, 54 were given pills, 43 received male condoms, and 9 received implants.

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of October  2020, 31 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 8 who came for PNC 1, 15 for PNC 2 and 7 for PNC 3 and 1 for PNC 4.

24 pregnant women came for the ultrasound test.                        

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At the end of October 2020, we had 330 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 267 women and 63 men.

PHARMACY

Regarding medications, FWA was able to purchase the minimum needed medicine.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of October 2020, a total of 34 people received pre and post HIV test counselling and were tested for HIV. Out of the total number, 82% were women and out of the three people detected HIV positive, two were women, with 9% of seropositivity.

Total Number of People Tested: 34

Total Number of Women Tested: 28

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 82%

Average Age:  28

Median Age:  28

Total HIV+ :  3

Total HIV- : 31

Number of Women HIV+ : 2

Total % Seropositivity: 9%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 7%

Benita being driven to Gitega Regional Hospital.
Benita being driven to Gitega Regional Hospital.
Placement of windows and doors in maternity ward.
Placement of windows and doors in maternity ward.
Participants in a trauma healing workshop.
Participants in a trauma healing workshop.
Field trip to rice growing plot.
Field trip to rice growing plot.
Food sharing at FWA headquarter office.
Food sharing at FWA headquarter office.
Chart of Labatory Tests for October 2020.
Chart of Labatory Tests for October 2020.
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Friends Women's Association

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NTAHUBA PARFAITE
Bujumbura, Burundi
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