Raising Rwanda: Women Farmers' Training Center

by Africa Development Promise

Summary

We work with an agricultural co-op of all women in rural Rwanda. After traveling long distances for training, the ladies of the co-op have self-identified a need for a training center and office space in their village. This builds their capacity and allows for development to come from and for a rural community. The co-op has already begin work, providing all labor, creating bricks, and gathering wood. Work with us to help them purchase the cement, windows and doors and support rural development!
$8,125.00
total goal
$220.00
remaining
51
donors
2
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Each time the members of this all female agricultural co-op had to attend a training in town, all 66 members (many of whom do not have access to reliable transportation) had to find a way to travel long distances. As a result, attendance dropped and the ability for the knowledge gained at trainings decreased dramatically. Women who are unable to travel to the trainings become frustrated at their inability to participate actively in the co-op.

Solution

With a training center in their village, attendance at trainings will increase and allow for all members to actively participate in the co-op. The co-op will be better able to establish itself as an profit generator for and from the rural community.

Long-Term Impact

This training center will allow the co-op to build its capacity and provide a sustainable, long term benefits. Additionally, the co-op will use the space as an office (for meetings), as an event space (to generate revenue as well as bring outside knowledge and entertainment to the village), and as a store (to sell some of the product they grow). We invite you to join our campaign. Your donation makes economic independence a reality for the women of the Ingabo Ikingira Ubukene cooperative!

Resources

http:/​/​www.africadevelopmentpromise.org
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Organization Information

Africa Development Promise

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africadevelopmentpromise.org
Project Leader:
Monica LaBiche Brown
Denver, CO United States

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