Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from Exile.

by Innovations in Peacemaking Burundi
Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from Exile.

Project Report | Sep 14, 2023
September 2023 narrative report

By Elie NAHIMANA | Project leader

Savings and it gain sharing
Savings and it gain sharing

September 2023 narrative report

The September little by little campaign is from September 18 to 23 2023. Online donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%. Please give your donation during that week to benefit from the matching opportunity. Invite your family members and friends to donate for IPB project entitled: “Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from the Exile (49443).

Your donation has improved the Human Right Respect in Burundi and daily life of returnees as it contributed to their trauma healing, social cohesion and economic resilience through, among others, the Self-Help Group approach and other income generating activities.

A two days ‘nonviolent conflict manager was conducted on September 4 till 5, 2023. Thirty (30) participants among them 21 women and 9 men.

Some key success stories:

Esperence

I’m a street business seller for more than ten years. I don’t have a specific item to invest in. items of investment change with the seasons. There is season for maize, tomatoes, fruits such as oranges, avocados, vegetables and so on.

Before attending the Self Help Group at IPB”, I was meeting serious problems to make competition with other street sellers as I didn’t have where to get a credit any time I needed it and at a rate I’m able to afford.

Since I became member of this SHG, we meet for savings and credit on a monthly basis. The day for meeting, a credit is granted for anyone who claiming for it. Learning about technics and tools of managing conflict nonviolently is an assurance of success in business, social cohesion and effective reintegration

Thank you for IPB and its donors

Kwizera

The workshop on nonviolent conflict management is the key for the effective reintegration in our community in general and home in particular. Before attending IPB’s SHG” I had to claim anything to my husband. My children and I were as beggars to my husband. Many times we were missing food for a whole day and our neighbors have been insulting us and accusing us all things that disappeared in our community. No one was giving respect or value to us since my husband was biting myself in front of my children and the neighbors.

Being member of “IPB’s SHG” changed the situation in our home. I and my children became people with human respect

Finally my husband too attended IPB’s SHG a year ago. I’m glad to learn about technics and tools of managing conflict nonviolently together with my husband

 

Conclusion

During the period of August, IPB met together 21 women and 9 men in a two days workshops on nonviolent conflict management. It conducted seven Self Help Groups (SHG) coaching each week.

Many thanks to GlobalGiving for his its contribution and our donors IPB’s peace activities

Elaborated by Elie Nahimana

A preparing session for sharing
A preparing session for sharing
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Innovations in Peacemaking Burundi

Location: Bujumbura - Burundi
Project Leader:
Elie Nahimana
Bujumbura , Burundi

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.