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LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

LESOTHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS 230412 KOPANONG 365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND EMPOWER WOMEN

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?

Many womens groups focus on very small income generating activities which do not improve their economic status. Basali Ntlafatsong chose to ask members to contribute a once of amount of about R2000.00 so that the project proposed can be of middle enterprises.
BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?

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Very important because women are key producers of households and if they engaged in sustainable projects they will support their families and those of vulnerable in their communities.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THIS PROBLEM?


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We have bought a hatching machine and we sell chicks and every member was given three chicks as a start up for their own production of eggs and meat to meet household nutrition and income.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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BASALI NTLAFATSONG

WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?

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This is meant to be a life time project aimed at creating other projects including aiding support groups working with orphans to generate income for their projects

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
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Our key target is women. Men and women are equally involved in this project.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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BASALI NTLAFATSONG

PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT

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We have developed partnership with support groups working on orphans well being.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?

Members contribute a once off fee from which they have bought a small hatching machine and they also rear chicken for sale. The capital is used to buy coffee mugs that are sold during national celebrations. We use part of this money to buy clothes for a child we adopted.
BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?
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We have used the radio as our main channel to publicise our association and events.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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BASALI NTLAFATSONG

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

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We use monthly meetings to monitor our project, and thus report on achievements and short comings. We also have a patron who is the overseer of the project.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?

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The hatching machine has enabled members to rear chickens at their individual homes. More than 50% of the members were able to buy Stanbic Unit Trusts.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)

Articles 15-19: We are registered under Lesotho Cooperatives because the association has adopted one of its major ideas of savings and credits at the end of the year members share profits accumulated thereof.

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BASALI NTLAFATSONG

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION

It does not focus on individual members only, it extends a helping hand to the needy in the community such as support groups and vulnerable children thus developing in them a sense of self reliance. This ensures sustainability because these children will grow with this idea instilled in them therefore they will be able to pass it to the next generation.
BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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LESSONS LEARNED

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We have learned that we need to be focused, be patient and have passion for what we want to achieve.

BASALI NTLAFATSONG

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ANY QUESTIONS?

BASALI NTLAFATSONG