Women in Congo Have New Hope

Post a Comment » Written on April 21st, 2014     
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CWR partners in Goma, Congo have been working with women and girls to provide them with vocational training. Through tailored vocational and human rights education and improving the health and economic opportunities available to unwed teenage mothers and children, HOLD is addressing the root causes of extreme poverty and inequity.

Over the past few mothers 80 women have passed the board exams and received their certificates from the government representative from the Division of Social Services. These women and girls have learned how to manage micro-credit, how to calculate profitability, and the importance of saving in business. They have also participated in awareness sessions focused on health concerns like malaria and unplanned pregnancies and have learned more about their own basic human rights.

While the women have been in classes, their children have been provided for. It is the hope of HOLD and CWR that as these women continue to learn and grow they would pass on their knowledge to the next generation. The fruits of this endeavor are really only beginning to take root as more women are empowered to own their own businesses and provide financial and emotional stability to their families.



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