Byumba shoemaking school

The Byumba Diocesan Center to help young people learn a job has become a vocational school recognized at government level. To integrate the three courses already operating for some years (hairdressing, cutting and sewing and basket making), we were asked to contribute to the creation of an annual shoemaking course. Come Noi has decided to finance the laboratory for leather processing and the repair of footwear, handbags and belts, with the aim of allowing students to quickly achieve managerial and financial autonomy. The project involves 25 young people (8 street children, 8 single mothers and 9 orphans) for a training …

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A well for the village Bogou

Bogou is a locality located in northern Togo, in the Savannah region, Tandjouare prefecture, Bogou canton. The area is surrounded by arid mountains. Over 92% of the population is rural and agricultural. The real problem of the locality is the lack of water, which forces the population to drink that of the swamps and rivers, increasing health problems caused by microbes and pollutants. We decided to help the village of Bogou, by building a hand-fed water well, to distribute drinking water to all families The work will be followed by the Togolese NGO APMED which has supported us in recent …

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A well for the villages Shabana and Butimba

The excavation of the well has been proposed to Come Noi by the Abbé Jean Nepomuscene, for giving water to an area where a situation of extreme shortage has arisen and the inhabitants are forced to draw (dirty) water from a stream at a few kilometres away. After careful analysis by the project evaluation group, the financing of the project has been approved and the first tranche of € 15,000.00 has been sent. Subsequent transfers of funds must be preceded by a precise reporting of the expenses incurred. The Abbé Jean Nepomuscene, in charge of the project, will personally follow …

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RWANDA – Byumba Champignons project

This project, sustained by Come Noi from 2009 to 2016 has continued autonomously in the following years. It was stopped during the pandemic due to the inability to buy the materials and to leave the place of recidence. In autumn 2021, at request of soeur Pelagie, Come Noi sent € 1350 for reactivating the project, which restart again only in 2022 because it has taken a long time to get cotton, an essential material for boutures, that comes from Tanzania and from Dubai. In January The production of the boutures began in January and the harvesting in March. With the …

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BRAZIL Cultivation of coffee by ACOP – Ouro Verde

The ACOP of Ouro Verde, which last year installed the irrigation system in large areas of the community “sitio” (arable land) to prepare new coffee plantations, by both individual members and community, succeded in planting new coffe crops, with the financial help of Don Sergio. Soon there will be the first harvest, and, after harvesting, a “coffee seeds drying machine” is required. Until a few years ago, coffee drying was done simply by placing the coffe seeds under the sun in the ACOP courtyard. Today the quantities and quality demands of the product are such that this simple and traditional …

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ITALY Karibu Open – cooperative for sustainable catering in Torino

Karibu Open is a co-op for sustainable catering, aimed to encouraging and accompanying the employment of migrants in the Torino territory. In order to be effective, the integration should take place throughout the whole process: in the working environment, within a professional team in a professional kitchen, in domestic social contexts, with the users of the catering service, and on the table, creating diverse and variegated menus, clear signs of different identities. Sustainability is the project guide value and the limit within which each choice will be made. This value is considered and realized in its three forms: Environmental Sustainability …

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO- Kinzono agricultural project – Plateau de Batekes

The project was born in 2018 with the aim of giving a group of single women with children the opportunity to cultivate lands their own, purchased thanks to the support of Come Noi and Aimée Ngoma Mbenza founder of the non-profit association Femme Lève Toi. In the first two years, 6 hectares of land were purchased and today with the purchase of another 16 hectare plot the figure has reached 22!! The land, adjacent to the previous one, will allow us to increase the cultivation of cassava in particular, and to rotate the fields a bit. As the cultivated area …

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TOGO Noepe region – Project to support one-parent families (women with children)

The project primary objective is fighting poverty in the Noepe region, by providing drink water to Tonui-Kope village, helping single women in the village to carry out income-generating activities (e.g.: producing primary food), and to pay for the school of their children (10 families with 30 kids will be selected). Activities include: digging a well, building a hangar with five ovens for preparing cassava flour (base food), and providing school supplies. The project, approved last Dicember and started in January 2021, will be carried out by the association DAREE, who presented the project, in association with association APMED, which has …

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RWANDA – Nyinawimana Beekeeping second phase

The project starts again after the stop in 2015, due to death of many of the bees and the swarming of many hives. Honey production needs, besides an appropriate climate, know-how and careful processing and these were somewhat insufficient during the first experience. Furthermore, there was probably the need of growing more flowering trees for pollen production. We have therefore asked an expert appraisal by local technicians and agronomists before deciding about founding the project. The technicians have given a positive appraisal: it looks like activities have been carried on also with the help of local entities (Caritas, Province veterinaries) …

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ERITREA Asmara orphanage training courses

With this project for the job training of orphan girls, COME NOI invests again in Eritrea.We think it particularly important in this time when the Country is again involved in new war events caused by the Tigrè conflict, at the Ethiopian border. The “Figlie di Sant’Anna” Sisters will organize one- or two-year training courses of needleworking, hairstyling, and computer for 12 young orphan girls. At the end of the 12-year-long compulsory school, when eighteen, the girls in the orphanage are in charge of the Sisters, who provide food, lodging, in apartments on rent, and choose the school the girls will …

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