“My name is Gerardine; my trauma was caused by my husband who abandoned me without saying goodbye. He left me with a pregnancy; I was weak I couldn’t work to survive. I was in the savings group but I couldn’t save and decide to leave it. All of you remember my look when I came in the training, I had a 1 month old baby, I had no food to eat my skin was swollen like someone with kwashiorkor. I wanted death without finding it. The training showed me that I am not alone in this violent fight and I had the courage to try again. I came back home calm because I had time to cry during the training. I started to work and I decided to live alone with my two small children. By the grace of God I saw my husband coming asking for forgiveness and now we live together in peace”.
My husband was hospitalized and we were given an invoice for the amount of 300 000BIF. This amount was very heavy for us, we were…………………………………………………………….
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.
“My name is Leilla. I grew up in a family where my parents were always quarrelling. I was born in Sororezo, Bujumbura province. When I was 15 years old, my mother left my father because she was beaten almost every day. It was since that time that I started to do the work my mother…
Although Ntaseka maternity ward still needs some medical equipment; both the delivery and the hospitalization services arecurrently functional…….