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Cooperative Association of Parents in Bukavu

This initiative consists in granting microcredit to selling parents to educate their children and reduce juvenile delinquency in Bukavu.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Paysanne Vision Developement intervenes in ten pilot schools in the popular community of Nyalukemba neighborhood for the peaceful transformation of land conflict through its peace school forum initiative aimed at improving relations between parents, teachers and students through to school events, intellectual and sporting awakenings because we found that students were victims of land conflict by parents and teachers at the school level. Through our initiative, we find that relations improve but the schooling rate decreases because parents no longer have the means to educate their children because of low income in their households.

Currently in the poor neighborhoods of the city of Bukavu, poverty reigns as a result of low income of parents, insecurity and juvenile delinquency are increasing because many young people no longer go to school following the low income of their parents .

This is how we submit this cooperative association project proposal to support our peace school forum initiative by providing solidarity microcredit to the parents of our ten pilot schools in Bukavu City to support their income-generating activities but also to lighten their credit repayment without interest but to pay only a monthly contribution of 1000 Fc for the sustainability of the project.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The beneficiaries of our initiative are 500 vulnerable parents in the city of Bukavu.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The unemployed parents miss some 30,000 Fc to educate their children and yet they are able to find 1,000 fc a day through their activities. We give him the 30,000 Fc to pay for the studies of their children and to repay this money progressively and without interest.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

http://visionpaysannedvp.wifeo.com/

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The unemployed parents miss some 30,000 Fc to educate their children and yet they are able to find 1,000 fc a day through their activities. We give him the 30,000 Fc to pay for the studies of their children and to repay this money progressively and without interest.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The city of Bukavu is an environment of innumerable economic opportunity due to the demographic increase of the population which is due to the rural exodus following the armed conflict in the rural areas of the province of South Kivu. Savings and Credit Cooperatives support small economic operators by giving them microcredit and credit management training under the condition of a guarantee, interest and penalty during the repayment of credit. Some parents do not access this micro-credit because they do not have a pledge (document of a house or a parcel.)

This is how we submit this cooperative association project proposal to support our peace school forum initiative by providing solidarity microcredit to the parents of our ten pilot schools in Bukavu City to support their income-generating activities but also to lighten their credit by repaying it daily without interest but to pay only 1000 Fc monthly as their contribution for the sustainability of the project.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

We work with the parents of 10 schools in the popular neighborhood of Bukavu City in RDcongo to consolidate peace through the promotion of social entrepreneurship for sustainable development in the DRC.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The parents who are unemployed are our direct beneficiaries and at the same time they accompany us for the realization of our activities with their small contributions.

Geographic Focus

City of Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

We intend to continue with our idea for 5 years

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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