HOW I IMPACT MY COMMUNITY

Gisèle IRAGI
Posted August 4, 2020 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are a group of young girls who campaign on the restoration of Peace in Africa in general and in the great lake region in particular to allow women and young girls to be supporters of peace in their countryenvironment which is currently threatened by the various abuses of human rights, the marginalization of women in decision-making bodies, the harassment of women who carry out commercial activities in search ofdaily bread for his household by state services; etc.Despite all this, we did not fold our arms, this is how we, the ambassadors of peace, we initiated small activities to allow women and young girls to be autonomous so that they in turn can are alsoconsidered in society through its economic activity.we have experience in the implementation of economic recovery activities in the city of Bukavu in: We breed chickens, where we have 10 hens including 3 males, 7 females and 3 chicks. a chick was bought for $ 2 and an adult will be sold for $ 10, Until then we haven't sold the hens yet, they are in the growing stage

indeed, since the launching of poultry activities within our structure, we have come up against many difficulties related to the diseases which ravage our hens and which does not allow us to progress very well as we aredesired in the face of this, we also have difficulties to feed the chickens because resources have become scarce. I am doing the market study for the change of activities to a FOOD SHOP ,.

   S / The group's promoter, Gisèle BISIMWA.

This story was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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Hello, Gisele,

How are you? What kind of disease does the affect the chickens? Poultry raising is a great idea. I hope you they increase in number.

Please stay safe always!

Gisèle IRAGI
Aug 05
Aug 05

hi dear KAREN, it is a good initiative but with multiple challenges, the disease which attacks the chickens is avian flu, for this it is necessary to hire a veterinarian for the care which is not at all easy, with a meager means.
in solidarity

Jill Langhus
Aug 05
Aug 05

Hello Miss Gisèle,

How are you doing, dear? Oh, dear. That is problematic.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your new idea, though.

Let us know if we can help:-)

XX

Gisèle IRAGI
Aug 05
Aug 05

Hi my mantor, thank you again for your patience, for the new initiative, I am almost at the end of the planning and I will get back to you after tomorrow for more.

Jill Langhus
Aug 05
Aug 05

Hello dear,

You're very welcome:-) Okay, then...

Have a good one.

Andrace
Aug 05
Aug 05

Wow! Thank you Gisele for your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Big oaks from little acorns grow. We mustn't despise the beginning at all. You've got great potential to enlarge your poultry. It is heartwarming to see women empowering women. Financial independence makes us less susceptible to abuse. Surely, we would outlast these challenging times.

Keep up the good work, keep writing and stay strong. :)

Gisèle IRAGI
Aug 05
Aug 05

hello my dear, I thank you for your encouragement despite the constraints that we are going through

Andrace
Aug 05
Aug 05

You're welcome! :)

Nini Mappo
Aug 05
Aug 05

Hi Gisele,
Reading about your initiative really brought a smile on my face. I know you are only beginning, but your vision is so very inspiring. I admire you especially because you did not wait until you had a lot of venture capital to begin. You started with what you have, you saw a need and you looked around for what resources you had to respond to it and get you started.

Well done to you and your team. I don't know you, but I am very proud of you, and I hope that you keep pushing and grow beyond your wildest expectations!

In sisterhood,
Nini

Gisèle IRAGI
Aug 05
Aug 05

hi nini, I am delighted to also read your comment which is ineffable, thank you very much, I am sure that I will push for the expected results and I intend to do more than that despite the threats

In sisterhood

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Aug 06
Aug 06

Dear Gisele,
Thank you for your involvement in women's life to change their situation.
Thanks for being a peace maker

Fabienne

Mariama Kallon
Aug 06
Aug 06

Hello Iragi
This is really a good initiative great job done.
I pray that you get more support to achieve this goal

Justyneema
Aug 07
Aug 07

Hey dear!! C’est une merveilleuse chose que vous faites pour autonomiser les femmes!! Grand courage et surtout continuer de partager avec nous vos expériences

MUKABA ZAWADI
Aug 07
Aug 07

courage femme leaders et continue de l'avant

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 07
Aug 07

Hi Gise, you shouldn't give up and continue with the poultry thing and do not relent your efforts its just a matter of time. Do not depend only on medication on the fowls also some other things like aloy vera and guava leaves too. Blend the aloy vera and pound the guava leaves and put in their water atleast three time per week. Give them to drink.
Love you

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 07
Aug 07

Less I forget also take special note of the seasons.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 07
Aug 07

Dear Gisele,
This is such important work, lifesaving. So many violations toward women and girls. But you are changing lives. Every woman gaining independence is a celebration. I hope that remedies offered here work for the chickens, that they get strong and that your work flourishes.

Vanora.Lee
Aug 07
Aug 07

You are so wise, make someone in help autonomous which will be more sustainable. May God bless your work and continue to give you wisdom, get rid of all diseases and other difficulties! What kind of diseases and any plan for now? Please take care and stay safe!

Tambu Muzenda
Aug 08
Aug 08

Hello Gisele,
Great to hear young women's voices promoting peace and economic development. Keep rising! Power to you and voices of us!

Caroline Bokwe
Aug 10
Aug 10

Hi Gisele,
Thank you for sharing your story, and for the work you do, which is greatly and positively impacting the community. It is said that we should teach a child how to catch fish instead of giving them fish on a daily basis, and that is exactly what you are doing. Training women on how to rear chicken may come with its challenges, but I trust that it will go a long way in supporting them to stabilize and reclaim their lives.
Keep it going sister.

etomfohr
Aug 10
Aug 10

Hi there!
I admire your courage and positivity in the face of a daunting task. You are truly an inspiration, and I wish you the best of luck. It is something so dear to my heart to have the opportunity to support oneself and have a voice. Keep fighting, you're amazing.
I am looking forward to hearing more about your journey!
Stay safe and well.

Berlotte I Antoine
Aug 11
Aug 11

I also admire the initiative involving young women as peace makers. I think that in time of instability, girls and young women suffered disproportionately,

Busayo Obisakin
Aug 12
Aug 12

Great job and well done! Thank you for sharing with us
Love
Busayo

ARREY- ECHI
Aug 13
Aug 13

Hello Gisele,
I hope you are doing well today.
How are things with the poultry farming now? This really warms my heart, seeing your determined spirit to rise above the challenges, helping other women in the process.

May you keep growing bigger and better and may the idea of your FOOD SHOP be fruitful.
Love from Cameroon.

UCHE LIN
Aug 13
Aug 13

Good job @Gisele. You're an embodiment and Ambassador for #Peace to Africans which is one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
I love this ''Despite all this, we did not fold our arms, this is how we, the ambassadors of peace, we initiated small activities to allow women and young girls to be autonomous so that they in turn can also considered in society through its economic activity.this '
More power to your elbow and together we can make Africa #Peace4All

Chidimma
Aug 16
Aug 16

Hello Gisele
Thanks for sharing. Keep winning.
Love
Chidimma

Metiege Noel Eve
Aug 17
Aug 17

Thanks for sharing more power to your elbow for the work you are doing Stay safe and courage.

Stacie Dickson
Sep 02
Sep 02

I'm sending positive vibes your way to you and the girls. You guys are smart business women and it is awesome the initiative you are implementing in your community. I hope the disease is put to an end.