Project Launch in Burera

Project Name: Enhancement of Teen mothers Small Business in Cosmetics Production through Gender Action Learning Systems in Burera District.

As part of Réseau des Femmes continued support, the organization intends to support the continuity of this Cosmetic Production Project by introducing a business catalyst model of Gender Action Learning System- (GALS) Methodology. It’s a planning and management tool model for households, cooperatives, and community. With this methodology, the teen mothers in Cosmetic Production and some of their supportive brothers and fathers will be trained on required skills and knowledge on management of their business, financial education, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health rights and waste management among other social economic issues.

As state by the Program Director of Réseau des Femmes in Rwanda, Egidie MUKARURANGWA, “The project will also provide the required skills to teen mothers in Cosmetic Production in Burera district on use of this machine, digital marketing of their products, and business scale up are among the aspects to be implemented by this project. This project will officially launched and implemented in Burera district and the monitoring and evaluation work will be done by Réseau des Femmes and key Stakeholders”


Project Rationale:

  • Strengthen teen mothers in the process of transformation and innovation of cosmetic products,
  • Support the teen mothers responsible for the care of their children with regard to basic needs such as: schooling, health care, clothing, and other needs,
  • Prevention against pandemics and other diseases including Covid 19 by production of hygiene materials including soaps,
  • Contribution to the cleanliness and hygiene of children born to adolescent mothers, their families, and the community at large,
  • Availability and accessibility of hygienic equipment at the local level at low prices,
  • Establishment of a permanent and profitable market for their products,
  • Strengthening women’s leadership in personal decision-making on their reproductive health and combating violence,
  • Improving the economic conditions of vulnerable adolescent mothers by creating employment for adolescent single mothers and other young people including women and men.