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Livelihoods, Self-Reliance and Community Service

PUBLISHED — 24-April-2017

Mr. Habimama Joshua the Chairman of livelihood group supported by Nsamizi in Kigali-Nakivale explain the fruits of green livelihoods.

Livelihood activities include backyard gardening, agricultural farming, livestock farming, training on modern farming methods, post-harvest handling, apiculture and non-agricultural activities like soap making, tailoring, carpentry and saving in the MOBAN SACCO.

These activities have greatly impacted the lives of those involved. For example, the Tuungane craft group in Karitima village in the Rubondo Zone was formed in 2014 to enable the members to earn income and become self reliant. The group consists of 11 members. The activities undertaken by the group include production of crafts, training of other members on handcraft making and making customized craft products. The group is weaving baskets from banana fibers and polythene strings. The products' price ranges from 5,000 Ugx to 50,000 Ugx depending on the size and designs. They get market for their products within the settlement itself. The group members also market products in Kityaza market and to its organizations. To date, the group has trained 35 members on craft making, mostly youth and women. They have earned income and have saved 200,000 Ugx, which is lent to the members to develop their personal businesses on top of sharing other group profits. There are many more other activities in the different settlements of Kyaka II, Nakivale and Oruchinga.