The Changalane Women's Association consists of women farmers living in Changalane, Namaacha District, Maputo Province.
The women farmers of the Changalane Association have agriculture as their livelihood and most of them are themselves responsible for their families, which means that the family income depends on them.
In their daily lives, they face various difficulties that affect the production of their crops, due to the lack of an improved irrigation system, and mainly due to the lack of a means of transportation that helps them to move around. So these bicycles will certainly make all the difference in accomplishing these and other tasks of their daily lives.
These women farm in common in a field belonging to the association, and each of them has her own plot in this space for her own income. And they also practice dry farming on their private and independent fields, which are far away from the village of Changalane, where they have their houses.
They travel up to 12 kilometers a day on foot, which means that they have to get up very early and only return at sunset, leaving them no time to do other work at home.
Therefore, the campaign aims to raise 40 bicycles for the women farmers of the Changalane Women's Association. The bicycles will help alleviate the daily sacrifice of the miles they walk to reach their fields. On the other hand, they will save time, which will allow them to perform other domestic activities that they cannot perform today due to lack of time, and will allow them to transport their production, either for family consumption or for commercialization in the local market.
This campaign will provide:
• 40 Bicycles
• Spare parts and accessories
• Basic training on bicycle care and maintenance
The Mamana wa Kurula Welcoming Center is an institution of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It is a non-profit social work, located 6 km from the town of Boane, in the village Paula Samuel Kankhomba in a rural area. The Center was established in 2010, and is closed as a response to the impact of HIV/AIDS in our Mozambican society.
Due to this illness several families have lost their loved ones infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The center welcomes girls from 5 to 18 years old, offering them a supportive environment with human and Christian values, allowing them to grow integrally as a person and a woman.
The girls are involved and affected directly or indirectly, because when their mother or father dies, they have to take care of the house, their siblings, and chores that in many cases prevent them from attending school, living their childhood learning and playing. As caretakers and educators, we collaborate so that the children are able to achieve the planned objectives of welcoming, educating, and reintegrating themselves into society as adult women capable of facing today's reality.
The girls main activity is study, but they also do other activities such as sewing, cooking, and taking care of the farm and the younger children.Unfortunately, we do not have a secondary school close to the neighborhood, so the girls have to travel a distance of about 15km to get to school.
The center has a car but cannot take all the children because they are attending school in different shifts, which forces us to pay for public transportation for some girls when the schedules do not coincide. And in turn public transportation in our area is very irregular, so many times they have to walk, which causes them to delay and miss the activities planned at the center. To get to school it takes 40 meticais a day and since there are 23 girls in the secondary school, the center has to spend 920 meticais a week.
The campaign aims to support the 10 girls of the Mamana Wa Kurula where the bicycles will help to change the lives of these children, allowing them more time to reread the contents of the school and participate in activities at the home with the other girls.
This campaign will provide: •10 Bicycles •Transportation •Spare parts and accessories •Basic training on bike care and maintenance
I'm Meque Guerra Seifane, I'm 22 years old.
In 2017 I started my sweet potato micro-business, where I do the cultivation in Maputo province and distribution in Maputo City. In addition, I manufacture paper bags by hand, which I supply to other businesses that need bags that replace the plastic bag. It was graces to a Mozambike donation that I had the opportunity to expand the distribution of my products. It was in this wider circulation process that I have known, NUED LANGERIE.
NUED LANGERIE proposed that I make the mobile sales and distribution of its products through the city of Maputo. This means traveling about 20km daily. To do this, I had to create more resources: human and transport.
As a dynamic young person who I am and willing to expand my company, focusing on sustainability, efficiency and job creation, I created a small team for the distribution of sweet potato and NUED products.
Knowing the advantages of using bicycles as an environmentally friendly and low-maintenance means of transportation, I ask Mozambikes to donate 2 bicycles so that I can do more work and generate income for more people.
This campaign will provide: