About 75 Gender Based violence survivors from the Northwest region have acquired skills training and employment support from Nkumu Fed Fed, aims at empowering underprivileged and vulnerable groups in society with a focus on women and the girl child of rural communities.
The survivors received their end of training attestations and start up materials on October 15, 2022 at the Big Mankon hall. Apart from acquiring entrepreneurial skills, they
After acquiring skills such as hair dressing, cookery, tailoring, manicure and pedicure, moto mechanic, building, the survivors will create their own income generating business for economic independence and to foster gender equality in their local communities.
By providing tailored vocational skills and entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and matterial support, Nkumu Fed Fed stimulates women’s participation in public and economic life and addresses rural poverty, a root cause of gender-based violence.
While handing the start-up materials, the President of Nkumu Fed Fed, Madam Eunice Tita Tata encouraged the beneficiaries to make good of the materials while exalting to replicate the raining to other survivors.
One of the survivors who is 17 was raped by thieves in their home. She was later referred to Nkumu Fed Fed by COMINSUD and now an empowered youth after the two years training thanks to Nkumu Fed Fed and her partners.
“I am now self-employed and I am a better person. At first I thought all hope was lost “she notes.
Another survivor says she could not afford money to do a vocational training after being displaced by the ongoing crisis in the North West and South West regions but thanks to the intervention of Nkumu Fed Fed “I was able to pay for my training and have been provided with start-up kits for my business”
The project which is funded by the European Union is part of Nkumu Fed Fed many initiatives to stop violence against women and girls in the Northwest and Southwest regions and to empower GBV survivors.
To Madam Eunice Tita, Nkumu Fed Fed continues to be able to put smiles on the vulnerable in society thanks to the support from her partners and team.
In collaboration with the European Union and other partners, Nkumu Fed Fed has empowered GBV survivors transforming them from victims to survivors, have trained several youths in different skills and supported them with start-up kits.