Integrating women and girls through literacy

South Kivu is one of the poorest provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. No less than 84.7% of the population lives below the poverty line and 50% are younger than 15. Because of the low agricultural yields, the high unemployment level and ongoing armed conflicts many men migrate out of the region in the search for work to support their families. This means the women are left behind to look after the family. This project supports these women and young girls by bringing them together in what are known as ‘solidarity groups’ (MUSOs). The MUSOs give them access to small-scale credit to develop new income-generating activities. Yet women and girls who are unable to read and write cannot play an active part and often lose out. This project aims to tackle this by providing low-threshold literacy courses to these mothers and young women who are members of the MUSOs.
 
Already collected € 0
Searched budget € 68.875
NGO
Louvain Coopération
Location
D.R. Congo – Zuid-Kivu (regio Kalehe, Walungu en Kabare)
Project duration
2016 - 2021
Co-financing
DGD (80%)
Project code
03013
Theme
Onderwijs & opleiding
For a sustainable improvement in the socio-economic situation of women

PURPOSE

Social and economic integration of 640 vulnerable women and girls, members of the solidarity groups, who are unable to read and write, to enable them to develop their economic activity.


BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Donation requested for:
- 2019: € 23.625
- 2020: € 21.625
- 2021: € 23.625
 

SOCIAL IMPACT

Education is a means to combat poverty, at the same time as being a basic right. This project will enable 640 women and young girls to improve their socio-economic situation in a sustainable manner. This will also have a crucial impact on the other family members and children for whom these women are responsible.
 

KEY WORDS 

- Entrepreneurship
- Solidarity groups
- Literacy
- Capacity building
- Women