The Twisungane Group
TFH began working with the Twisungane group in 2015. At that time the group was informal i.e., not a government registered cooperative made up of 15 subsistence farmers. The group members did not have food security or many other basic essentials. Today the Twisungane group is a registered cooperative and has 80 members.
Several basic essentials such as food security have been successfully addressed through their partnership with TFH. In the coming year we expect the group may expand to include up to 100 members from the local community. We, and the farmers, believe we need to continue providing and possibly expanding the support our employee, Frank, currently provides to the Twisungane group.
In the coming year TFH and the farmers want to develop projects such as:
- Locally made sandals (shoes are not always available, and ringworm is a problem).
- Locally made ladies, sanitary napkins. These napkins will help the community women participate better in school, family activities, work, etc.
- The farmers would like to raise livestock (e.g., goats, chickens) for money and to supplement their largely vegetarian diets.
TFH believes that training and assisting the farmers to become independent entrepreneurs generating diverse sources of income will enhance their overall economic development. Your support is needed to help with these projects.
Managing these issues from the USA is difficult. Joram and Richard travel once each year to Rwanda to mentor our TFH employee, meet with the farmers, survey their farms, meet with government, financial, academic, and equipment supply representatives. We are able to minimize TFH travel costs however; you donations are still needed to help us make the annual trips.
Join us on the journey by making a donation today!