FEUPAS Great Lakes defends justice, equality and the rights of vulnerable people most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Posted July 20, 2020 from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Women of the 3rd age have benefited from a donation of a few kilograms of rice since they no longer have the strength to hold the hoe
Women of the 3rd age have benefited from a donation of a few kilograms of rice since they no longer have the strength to hold the hoe (1/2)

The covid19 pandemic that appeared in the DRC since March 2020 has attracted the attention of FEUPAS GL because this pandemic has negatively affected the lives of women of FEUPAS, especially those living in rural areas. They were limited to follow up their activities of selling small products due to lockdown and other could not go abroad to buy some products since boarders closed. Caring for children was a challenge too particularly looking after teenagers.

This pandemic has worsened the misery of Congolese, many of whom have been living below average life standard for more than 20 years. Many people, especially women, have seen their little jobs closing. The question of surviving is raised twice then because many people barely live. Some young people chose the way to harm their compatriots through acts of barbarism such as theft or looting to pretend to survire.

FEUPAS GL denounced the fact to the provincial authorities who involved in getting their hands on these bad countrymen.

FEUPAS young women and girls play a very important role in the fight against the covid19 pandemic and other water-borne diseases.

Young women and girls are also fighting against the famine that has ravaged Congolese communities since and even in the time of the closure of the borders of neighbouring countries. By the way, the Congolese import half of their food products yet their soil is very fertile, this simply because some villages and fields are occupied by rebels and in other countries the roads that can be used for the evacuation of rural products are almost non-existent. Despite this, FEUPAS is still raising awareness in support of young women (they who are more involved in agriculture) from several countries in DR Congo and South Kivu in particular) in agricultural techniques and uses of organic fertilizers for healthy food and agricultural materials such as hoes to plow the soil more in order to fight famine.

Women of the 3rd age, on the other hand, have benefited from a donation of a few kilograms of rice since they no longer have the strength to hold the hoe.

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Chi8629
Jul 20
Jul 20

Thank you for sharing.

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jul 20
Jul 20

You welcome dear

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jul 21
Jul 21

You welcome dear

otahelp
Jul 21
Jul 21

food security is very important to the sustenance of human race. it is not only in congo but across the whole world. famine is not a good thing and it is a natural disaster. what is your government doing to assist your people? thank you for sharing your story. stay safe

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jul 21
Jul 21

Dear Otahelp,

Hi

Thank you for your comments.
Many governments are full of bad realities.
Only God can heph.
Thanks

Hello, Fabiene,

How are you, sister? Kudos to you and FEUPAS for providing solutions to COVID-19 issues. There are numerous challenges DRC is facings. Thanks for raising your voice.

Please stay safe always! Keep up the great work! Please keep us updated, too.

Vanora.Lee
Jul 24
Jul 24

Thanks for sharing, sad to learn the situation over DRC. Stay safe!

Thelma obani 2020
Jul 29
Jul 29

Your doing well