FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1. WHY SUPPORTING TEEN MOTHERS?

Teenage pregnancy and motherhood occur in all societies, with considerable variation in magnitude and consequences among different countries and regions. Teen mothers face different challenges including but not limited to:

  • School dropout which result in lower education attainment, leading to fewer skills and opportunities for employment which oftenly end in perpetuating cycles of poverty.
  • Harm to their children which includes malnutrition, undernutrition, or stunting, school dropout, juvenile delinquency and etc.
  • Emotional and mental distress; and
  • Role conflict (conflict of maternal and student role as well as conflict of maternal and adolescent role).

Owing to the above, MFURA FOUNDATION as a non-profit organization has found it imperative to ensure socio-economic reintegration and well-being of teen mothers and facilitate their meaningful progress towards sustainable development, inclusion and stability.

Q2. WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT/HELP PROVIDED BY MFURA FOUNDATION?

Training/coaching in tailoring. After training completion, each teen mother will be given a new sewing machine, financial support for business start-up as well as business advisory. It is worth noting that, depending on availability of resources MFURA FOUNDATION will not only focus on tailoring, but also other economic activities mainly small scale trade such as handcraft, hairdressing, nail art, selling food stuff, selling clothes and etc.

Q3. WHY CHOOSING RWAMAGANA DISTRICT?

MFURA FOUNDATION has chosen RWAMAGANA District as the starting point because it is where its headquarter is located. However, depending on availability of resources, the interventions will be scaled up in other Districts across the country.

Q4. WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS OF TEEN MOTHERS?

MFURA FOUNDATION works hand in hand with local government and other women, children and gender-related organizations with access to various socio-economic data on the local population including but not limited to Ubudehe Category, Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) and etc. In this regard, these organizations provide data on teen mothers thereby facilitating identification and needs assessment.

Thereafter, further relevant surveys are conducted to approach teen mothers as well as local communities in order to have a deep understanding about their livelihoods, challenges encountered and local communities’ perceptions. The selection process is purely a consultative and transparent approach.

Q5. WHY CHOOSING TEEN MOTHERS OVER OTHER VULNERABLE/DISADVANTAGED GROUPS?

There are different vulnerable groups including but not limited to orphans, disabled persons, refugees, elders, very poor families, and etc. However, we selected teen mothers because issues they face impact them as well as their descendants at an early age which if not addressed appropriately may have a long term impact. In addition, there was no dedicated program to support reintegration of teen mothers apart from some interventions which are not specific for teen mothers. Therefore, there was need focus on issues pertaining to teen mothers.

Q6. HOW CAN ONE SIGN A PARTNERSHIP WITH MFURA FOUNDATION?

Mfura foundation is a non-governmental organization in Rwamagana District that helps teen mothers to overcome challenges facing their lives. Our resilient model in nurture helps us understand the priorities of these young mothers and the best ways we can help them overcome their challenges sustainably. You can partner with Mfura foundation by sending an email to info@mfurafoundation.org or call (+250) 789082869.

Quick guide

  • Location:

    Rwamagana
  • Working hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Contact us on :

     (+250) 789082869
     info@mfurafoundation.org






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