My name is Anniella. I am 28 years old. I have 3 children. The first is 2 years 6 months old. The second is 1 year 6 months old and the last is 3 months old. My husband abandoned me for no reason after 2 weeks of giving birth to the 2nd child. Because of these close pregnancies, I lost my job in one of the companies in Bujumbura because with prenatal leave and work without a contract, I could not honor my specifications. When I learned that there are Self-Help Groups at Ntaseka clinic, I joined one of them. I participated in a workshop on Family Planning when my second child was 9 months old. I refused to join contraceptive methods because of three reasons: the first was that I was not with my husband. The second was that my religious beliefs did not allow adherence to family planning. The third was the side effects of contraceptives. Suddenly I received a visit from my husband who immediately impregnated me with a third child and continued on his way as usual. My husband is now out of my discussions. I decided not to continue living the ordeal. I am currently on family planning. I preferred the long-acting 5-year method and vow not to have another child if nothing changes
Improving Women’s Reproductive Health (IWRH) FWA community health workers and FWA staff have continued to educate men, women and young people on the importance of family planning. Two discussion groups for the SHGs leaders were done: on May 20&30, 2021. A total of 45 SHGs leaders were touched. The objective was to invite SHGs members…
COVID-19 AND NTASEKA CLINIC In the month March 2021, Friends Women’s Association has continued to apply Covid-19 restrictions at Ntaseka Clinic for both the staff and the beneficiaries’ protection. MARCH 8, 2021 On March 12, 2021, as women-led organization which works for women, the FWA joined the world to celebrate the international women’s day.
The Self-Help Groups have continued to meet once a week. At the end of January 2022, we had a total of 149 SHGs in Kamenge, Bujumbura Mairie province for a total of 3538 women and 30 SHGs for 738 women in Nyabiraba commune, Bujumbura province.
Our medical doctors consulted with 150 cases, including 69 adults (18 men and 51 women), 19 children (10 boys and 9 girls), 47 HIV positive people and 15 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 188 patients including 141 adults and 47 children
My name is Jeanne. I am 17 years old. I have a 7 month old child. His father disowned him. During the pregnancy……………………………….