Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo: Youth entrepreneurship projects underway following active nonviolence trainings
21/2/19 - The second component of the "Empowering new generations on active nonviolence and entrepreneurship" in the Great Lakes region of Africa is focused on "youth entrepreneurship". Several youth entrepreneurship projects have started in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The youth entrepreneurship projects are classified as "Income Generating Activities" (IGAs) and have begun in Kananga and Kinshasa in the DRC, as well as Rwanda.
Our member organisation, Association Modeste et Innocent (AMI) of Rwanda is accompanying a large group of 20 girls and 20 boys for the breeding of 40 pigs with a good individualised management programmes.
In Kananga in the DRC, Réseau Jeunes dans le Monde pour la Paix (RJMP) is supporting the Kananga youth group which chose to begin a city transport business. This group wants to expand its activities thanks to daily revenue already collected from the motorcycle taxi.
In Kinshasa, Ligue des Femmes pour le Développement et l'Education à la Démocratie (LIFDED) accompanies a group of 11 young people (9 boys and 2 girls) who are managing a motorcycle taxi business in the capital.
All of these young people are enthusiastic and happy with the progress of their businesses.