Not only home chores doers, but also money earners and community leaders

Women in  Cankuzo Province are proving that they are more than home chores workers and husbands’ money consumers. They are also producers, money earners and innovators, resourceful economic agents and leaders despite persistent gender barriers. Moreover, they will achieve much more provided that all the the societal components back them up. That is why the Association of Mentors for Business and Entrepreneurship in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bujumbura joined their voices and expertise to raise the capacities for over 150 women in 5 communes of the Cankuzo province, East of Burundi, in the framework of the “Fighting Gender-Based Violence against Women through Economic Resilience” project.
AMEBE strongly believe that “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Besides, Studies made in some provinces of Burundi show that women are more likely to reinvest their incomes in their families lives, their children’s health and education than men. That is the reason behind raising capacities for women and girls on income generative activities, social innovation and community leadership.
In the one-year-long project, the U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi provides funds and AMEBE execute the project for the betterment of the rural communities through economic resilience.



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  1. Working with rural communities through the economic resilience is a key to overcome the poverty in Africa. I appreciate a lot the work done by this local NGO, AMEBE, regarding the gender based violence through economic resilience in Cankuzo province, Burundi. Nice job AMEBE’s team.

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