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Fabrication du Soumbala par les familles des déplacés internes

Support to internal displaced families

Through WAN, dozens of displaced families in poverty benefit from economic strengthening in Burkina Faso, for better protection of their children





Training of internally displaced women in artisanal weaving. © ISS-WA

This a new step that the ISS-WA is making in improving the living conditions of internally displaced people, especially children/young people, in Burkina Faso. Under WAN, 78 internally displaced families in vulnerable situations based in the 9thTh District of Ouagadougou, see their economic capacity strengthened, through Income Generating Activities (IGA) that will directly impact more than 400 Children/internally displaced youth.  


Manufacturing of 'soumbala' by a group of internally displaced women. © ISS-WA

These Families beneficiaries are distributed according to their skills, previous experiences and new directions. As well 4 business hubs selected: artisanal weaving, local soap making, 'production'soumbala'' (local condiment) and trade retail. The women involved have previously followed up a series of trainings on the techniqueProduction s, The simplified financial/accounting management, The cooperative principles, The conflict management, pour Promote A governance and gradually unite these poles of activity into an Economic Interest Group.


In addition to the economic opportunities  offered to disadvantaged  internally displaced families and the strengthening of their economic power,this support aims above all to strengthen the system of protection of    internally displaced children/young people, through the establishment of a community fund to promote their rights and meet their needs. The strengthening of the economic capacity of these families is the logical continuation of theinitiative to promote the rights to educationof internally displaced children/young people in Burkina Faso, called  "INITIATIVE 1-2-3",whichprovides  psychosocial support to 123  children and young people  and   supports them  in  schooling since 2019, with financial support from the Swiss Development Cooperation and in collaboration with the town hall of the 9th arrondissement of Ouagadougou.

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