greenlandalliance|promotion-of-social-entrepreurship

PROMOTION OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

1. Socio-economic Empowerment of Youth and Women

In terms of socio-economic empowerment of youth and women, Greenland Alliance uses the Self-Help Groups approach. This approach allows group members to strengthen their economic power through savings and loans. The credits, granted at a lower rate, allow them to initiate income-generating activities and collective projects. Testimonies show that these groups have a positive impact on the socio-economic empowerment of youth and women. Greenland Alliance works for the socio-economic empowerment of youth and women in four provinces namely Bujumbura Mairie, Ngozi, Gitega and Kayanza. Greenland Alliance supports vulnerable women (single mothers, widows, victims of GBV, disabled, etc.) residing in the outskirts of Bujumbura (Buterere, Mugoboka, Kibenga and Gisyo) and in Muhanga Commune of Kayanza province. Greenland Alliance has also set up groups for unemployed youth in the communes of Ruhororo and Bugendana in the provinces of Ngozi and Gitega.

2. Creation and support of Cooperatives

To put words into action Greenland Alliance has initiated a cooperative called Zamuka Investment (ZAMI) to enable young people who completed trainings on social entrepreneurship to put theories into practice. ZAMI has 110 members with shares worth over 10 million Burundian Francs. Greenland Alliance also provides support to other cooperatives in the provinces of Bujumbura Mairie, Gitega, Ngozi and Rumonge, initiated or led laureates of the different trainings.

Since June 2021, Greenland Alliance has been accompanying 80 vulnerable mothers gathered in the Solidarity Groups called “Bihinduke!” (This miserable situation must change for good!)

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During the accompaniment of vulnerable mothers who are members of the Bihinduke Solidarity Groups, most of them deplored the fact that each time their children get ill, their business activities suffer because they often resort to their capital to pay for medical fees

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Greenland Alliance also conducted economic empowerment activities for one hundred unemployed young people in the communes of Ruhororo in Ngozi province and Bugendana in Gitega province. They are composed of young people residing in the sites for displaced people of Ruhororo and Bugendana and those of the surrounding hills

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