Small Enterprise but Big Feats of Women in the Community of Riimenze


Solidarity, in the context of the Sustainable Agriculture Project, extended its support to 100 women in the six project locations. The participating women attended a workshop on enterprise skills and savings scheme.  They then received start-up capital of 100,000 South Sudanese pounds (equivalent to $200). The capital was equally divided among the group members, who received 10,000 South-South Sudanese pounds (equivalent to $25) to be used for the establishment of small or micro enterprises. Most of the micro-activities carried out by the groups are the buying and selling of food products such as rice, beans, cooking oil, sugar, onions, salt, soap, etc.

Sentina Angelo, from Bazongua, almost tripled her initial capital in a month and a half with the buying and selling; from the profit, she used SSP 10,000 as school fees for two of her children in the nearby primary school, and used the remaining money to cultivate and plant almost a feddan of maize that is now growing.

Mrs Loice Wilson used part of the capital to brew local beer. Loice used the proceeds to contribute to the school fees of three of their children studying at Our Lady of the Assumption boarding school in Riimenze: this is the first time she has contributed money to support her children at school!

However, the ongoing inflation in the country, coupled with the global economic crisis, has affected the performance of these women who continue to suffer losses on a daily basis. The risk is that women discouraged by rising prices will abandon their activities.


Date Published:

28 November 2022


Agricultural Team


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Latest News, South Sudan, Solidarity Contribute, Riimenze, Sustainable agriculture, Community development

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