WOMEN AND YOUTH GROUPS REPORT ON CHALLENGES FACING THEM WHERE BY THEY NEED SURPPOT
HCT have been visiting groups of women and youth entrepreneur for the aim of knowing what they do and what challenges they face in order together with them to raise voice to be heard to people or organisations who can be interested to support them by helping solving those challenges in order to meet their goal of improving their lives with their family especially children. We encourage people, organisation all over the world to help these groups. Read their stories:
1) MAENDELEO GROUP
This is a group of 40 women formed in 2016 who joined together for the purpose of improving their economic situations. The group is from Kiluvya B ward in Kisarawe District. Their specific goal is to improve their living standards and fight against poverty so that they can take care of their children and family in general.
This group is mainly engaged in agriculture e.g cultivating vegetables along the Mpigi River and sell it to various markets nearby their region.
There are some challenges and hardship they are facing which need to be solved so as to improve their work.Firstly, the group face the challenge of inadequate capital whereby they forced to cultivate in a small area where it lead to small benefit, also they lack proper area for cultivation the place where they use is along the river which has flood during rainy season which cause to stop cultivating vegetables, although they cultivate and sell their vegetables but they lack Morden knowledge of cultivating so they need capacity building in knowledge of Morden ways of cultivating vegetables. Not only that but also they lack proper area for cultivating vegetables whereby according to them if they will get 2 hectors equipment for effective cultivating like drill and well for irrigation,waterpump,5000 mml water tank, horse pipe and spring machine and training on modern ways on agriculture specifically on vegetable cultivation.
In order to overcome all challenges and improve their group business they need assistant of £ 23,714 OR 36,086.
HCT DIRECTOR WITH MAENDELEO GROUP AT THEIR FARM
2) EKWA VICOBA GROUP
This is a group of 137 women, it formed in 2014 who join together for the purpose of improving their economic situation. It is from Kiluvya B ward in Kisarawe District. Their specific goal is to improve their living standard and fight against poverty so that they can take care of their children and family in general.
This group have a plot of 7 hector ,due to lack of enough capital they just use 3 hectors for agriculture of tomato, rice and maize and they sell it to the market but they do not get enough benefit due to few crops they get in a small plot of 3 hector ,their aim is to use the whole 7 hectors so that they can get enough benefit to fulfil their needs, but due to challenges they face they fail to do that, they face challenge of modern agriculture equipment for effective results like a tractor, and also they do not have capital for preparation of the remaining plot, also they lack seeds for the whole hectors (7 hectors), medicine for crops, irrigation machine,motor,tank rubber,tractor,enough fertilizer for the whole 7 hectors. To overcome the whole challenges they face this group they need £36,620 or $55969.
EKWA MEMBERS AT THEIR 7 HECTOR PLOT FOR FARMING
EKWA MEMBERS IN MEETING
3)The name of this group is JUHUDI was formed in 2009 with 30 women ,is located at Naumbu .The aim of the group is to come together and do entrepreneur activities so as to fight against poverty and be able to feed their families.
What they do they just save some money in order to get loan from that loan so the member who get loan from that saving will bring back with interest ,after getting profit from that money they started another project of making soap by using seaweed and selling and also they start chicken breeding, they started with 20 chickens.
They told HCT coordinator on the challenges they face which is lack of capital to make their business grow, also the place for soap processing, they lack machine and crave, lack of entrepreneur training so as to be competent in implementing their activities. If they can succeed to get £3000 or $4500 they can overcome their challenges and successes to improve their project.
We HCT we are raising their voice on behalf of them, they need your help.
JUHUDI GROUP MEMBERS WITH HCT COORDINATOR WHEN SHE VISITED THEM
JUHUDI GROUP CHICKEN BREEDING PROJECT
4)This is the group of women from mtwara at Naumbu village, the name of the group is TUJIKOMBOE .This group formed in 2018 with the aim of eliminating poverty by starting project called cultivation of seaweed, until now they have got space for cultivating seaweed on the shore of the sea.
The group members have joined together in order to increase income for their family life like food, fees for their children. But as they interviewed by our HCT coordinator they list some challenges they have whereby they need support to overcome them in order to improve their project so as to increase the benefit.
Their challenges are as follows don’t have enough space for soap processing, the machines they use to process soap is too old and does not have capacity to produce many soap at a time so they need a new machine for soap processing, they lack enough knowledge for creating effective soap so they need to be facilitated to get seminar concerning soap processing so that they can be able to implement their project in an effective way. In order to overcome their challenges they need £2857 or $4347.So they raise their voice to various donors to help them in overcoming their challenges.
SOME MEMBERS OF TUJIKOMBOE GROUP