Solidarity mutuals

Prevent precarious situations.

In partnership with SOS Enfants and LIDE, an NGO active in community development in South Kivu, BUMI began in late 2017 to set up a programme to support the creation of Mutual Solidarity Societies (MuSo) in the communities surrounding the Children's Village. The aim of this programme is to prevent the precarious situations that lead families to abandon their children and drop out of school. Several of these families already benefit from free schooling and health care for their children at BUMI, but the aim is to take them out of the welfare system by helping them to better manage their financial resources.
The MuSo follow the principle of tontines or rotating credit groups, coupled with a relief fund for members in need. Generally, members take advantage of the cohesion of the group to carry out income-generating activities or community and social activities. BUMI will accompany the setting up of the mutual societies and will monitor them until they become autonomous.

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