On Pursuit of Transformation
Basadi was established on the 15th of February 2013 as one of Tshega Christian Mission’s Programs.
Rural women, who constitute one-fourth of the world’s population, continue to face more difficulty than men in accessing public services, social protection, employment and markets, due to cultural norms, security issues and lack of identification documents. These women have not enjoyed the privilege of skills development and quality education resulting in unemployment that is staggering. Due to migration many families only have a mother to depend on for their needs. Family planning, health, safety, gender equality and abuse are only a few of the social challenges most women face on a daily basis. Educating these women’s would also mean that a large gender gap in their access to decision making and leadership can be curtailed. Women are mostly care takers; they look after children, relatives, prepare meals and manage homes within the rural village environment. Added to these tasks they spend long hours collecting water and firewood. Despite these responsibilities women have significantly less access to resources and service they need to increase their productivity and their income. We are focused on the theme of empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication and sustainable development. Tshega believes that investing in these women can generate significant improvements and food security. The empowerment of women and opportunities are fundamental in reducing poverty and hunger.
The Women’s Project, Basadi will therefore strive to improve conditions of living and create employment opportunities for these women for selected vulnerable families.