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From small business to Entrepreunariaship, Esperance UKUNA explain to us how her life and that of her family have changed because of the financial services and the training program of CEMADEF.

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Visit of Swiss pastor and journalist

In October 2018, Serge Carrel, pastor and journalist of the Fédération Romande des Eglises Evangéliques, La FREE in Switzerland, made a visit to Bunia to produce a documentary on the work of CEMADEF in this region. A work that has contributed to the information and awareness of the Swiss public on the lives of the women in Ituri. 

During his trip, he participated in the bi-annual seminar of the beneficiaries, a time of listening, exchanging and of celebration. Serge Carrel did not also want to miss out on the opportunity to visit the Centre Medical Evangelique de Nyankunde (CME), well known by La FREE, but which suffered from several damages during the war in 2002. He finished off by meeting the beneficiaries of CEMADEF Nyankunde, where he was also able to visit some fields of the agricultural groups who are part of the CEMADEF program called “Coopérative Ujamaa” which means family.

Bear in mind that CEMADEF has 9 centers spread out in the 5 territories of the Ituri province. The center of Nyankunde and of Bunia were the two CEMADEF centers which were chosen to test out the concept of cooperatives.