Collaborate with the project “Molinos de mi corazón”
The poverty of women in the South Kivu area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is enormous after decades of torture, rape and looting. The reconstruction of the local economy and peace in the region is a priority task.
The Rotary Club Alicante and the Rotary Club Bukavu-Mwangaza, DR Congo lead the development of an ambitious project suggested by Dr. Mukwege, in association with the Panzi Foundation and the Rotary Foundation.
The project “Molinos de mi corazón” aims to empower women, victims of sexual violence as a weapon of war, and at risk of social exclusion. These women are organized in small cooperatives (“musos”), where they help themselves and receive training. The Panzi Foundation offers 50 hectares of land. where they can grow corn and sell it at a ridiculous price outside the country.
“Molinos de mi corazon” is a local economy project that wants to add value to the product of these women with the financing of a mill, a tractor, a small warehouse, a delivery truck and agricultural training. It is estimated that 1,233 women will benefit directly, and indirectly all members of their community.