Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum

by Friends Women's Association
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Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum
Jun 10, 2021

FWA MAY 2021 NARRATIVE REPORT

“My name is Aline. I was living a very difficult life. I was always asking for money from my husband in order to feed my children. He often gave me his money with insults telling me that I’m nothing. The, I decided to ask for a small loan of BIF120, 000 from our SHG. When they gave me the money, I started as mall restaurant. There I prepare rice, cassava leaves, meat beans and other.  My daily benefit is between BIF12, 000 and BIF20,000. Every week, I’m able to pay back a small part of the loan I received. Our SHG has done very good things to me. I will never leave them”.

“My name is Jacqueline. I have three daughters. They are 17, 15 and 13 years old. When I heard that we have sessions on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), I invited all of them to be part of the SHGs so that they can benefit from the training sessions. Indeed, we mothers are often afraid to discuss with our daughters about SRH. I brought them so that they cannot have unwanted pregnancies. I would invite other mothers to encourage their daughters at Ntaseka clinic.”

 

“My mother was a sex worker. We were 6 children from different fathers. My father refused that I am his child and my mother threw us where she wants.She got married and took me with her because I was the smallest child.  In their married life, there was no peace it was always quarrel.  One day they threw hot coals on me. I wished to be dead.

One day I decide to leave mom because I have seen enough. I took refuge in Bujumbura to look for a job. I worked as a housekeeper; I became beautiful and the boys started flirting with me. This is how I had a child and his father refused to know him as his son because I and the man were from two different ethnic groups.

After this rejection then my life was to go from one house to another. One day I found a house that is under construction and I lived there. I got to know a man who married me but he had another wife. I suffered all kinds of violence; He was beating me for no reason. When he got home he was using his fingers in my sex to check that I had sex with another man.  When he found it was very wet, he hit me. He put me under the chair, to beat me.  It was so hard. He always told me that he will kill me. To this, it was added my sterility problem. I could not have a child with him; he always insults me because of that. After 6 years this man left me and I started my own life from zero. Now, live in peace although I still have financial issues”


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Friends Women's Association

Location: Bujumbura - Burundi
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NTAHUBA PARFAITE
Bujumbura, Burundi
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