Just nu håller vi våra 224 000 (!!!) kronor på kontot eftersom Panzisjukhuset har problem med den kongolesiska staten som motarbetar sjukhuset genom att frysa deras tillgångar med hänvisning till anklagelser om ”skattefusk”. Detta för att Mukwege kontinuerligt kritiserar staten för att inte bestraffa sexualförbrytare.Läs mer här.
Men vi har fått rapport direkt på vad pengarna ska användas till samt hur framgångsrikt Maison Dorcas utvecklats och det delar vi gärna med oss här. Rapporten är skriven av Inge på Panzi Foundation som är vår kontaktperson. Såhär skrev han i ett mail:
”Thanks again for your fundraising efforts and your donation. I’ve included the report to give you a picture of the developments at Maison Dorcas. Your donation will be mainly spent on food for the women and girls housing at Maison Dorcas. Should you have any further queries, please let us know.”
PRESENTATION OF MAISON DORCAS
On September 3rd, 2014 Maison Dorcas 3 was officially inaugurated in the attendance of several of Panzi’s partners and friends. While Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) was the main funder for this construction, the Panzi Foundations and others also made contributions at critical points to avoid further delays.
To date, Maison Dorcas hosts 307 participants of whom 27 are survivors in the transit centre and accompanied by 32 dependants. These 59 persons live in the transit house where they receive both training, accommodation schooling for those in school age and food. Children of these women receive psychosocial support, schooling and other services offered by Maison Dorcas.
In order to avoid stigmatization, these women are not the only ones to receive the services offered by Panzi Foundation. We therefore, recruited other vulnerable women in the vicinities of Panzi hospital and who are receiving the following services:
- Literacy training (level 1 and level 2): 180 women
- Business skills training: A total of 307 women are trained in Business skills. To make sure women understand better notions with abstracts concepts, we are developing tools teaching materials called image boxes giving clearer pictures of several concepts.
- Wickerwork: A total of 32 women are enrolled in this track and are mostly the old aged ones.
- Knitting and embroidery : 43 women chose this track
- Tailoring (sewing): A total of 50 women are receiving this skill of whom we have 32 of level 1 (beginners) and 18 of level 2 (somehow advanced).
Please note that other income generating activities are offered to women and each woman has to make a choice depending on her economic profile.
In addition to the above vocational tracks, we offer the opportunity to women to have an additional skill. In this regards, we currently have women doing donuts making (130 participants), soy milk production (55 participants) and soap making (52 participants).
Please note that all these activities evolve very well. ”
Här gör man munkar!