Women entrepreneurship on Trees Nursery Preparation
Timiza Action Foundation is a locally registered Non profit and Non-Governmental organization. The organization is operating in four Districts of Rungwe, Kyela, Mbarali and Mbeya Rural Districts in Mbeya Region since 2010 as a group. Even through it is planning to extend its services to other marginalized communities in the countries, because the need of the community is too high compared to the resources that the organization has.
On 30th November, 2016, the group registered as an organization with the National NGOs coordination board as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with the registration number OONGO0008944. The organization has registered to operate in the whole Mainland Tanzania, except Zanzibar isles.
The organization is membership based; it is non-religious, non-tribal, non-political, and non-segregative in any way. The organization has a well-functioning Board, competent and qualified leadership under Executive Director who is supported by an Accountant, Human resources Officer, Head of Departments and program officers.
Organisation Operating Areas
TA Foundation serves the community in areas of HIV/AIDS Prevention and impact mitigation; sexual and reproductive Health; Resources mobilization skills, job creation through local available resources, Environmental conservation and management, Sustainable agriculture and livestock development, education support to MVC/OVC and Implementation of operational research in addressing youth and community issues and concerns.
The organization is membership based; it is non-religious, non-tribal, non-political, and non-segregative in any way. The organization has a well-functioning Board, competent and qualified leadership under Executive Director who is supported by an Accountant, Human resources Officer, Head of Departments and program officers as shown on the organisation structure.
Women and Honey Making
The resulting honey is rich, sweet and delicious. However, it’s what it can do for the women of the village that is really impressive. It wasn’t long ago that women were excluded from honey making altogether. Traditionally it was the men of the village who produced honey, and we women were excluded. TA Foundation approached women in the village, and showed them that they could also produce honey.’ Said Suzanne. ‘Honey used to be harvested from high up in tall trees, the tree would be set on fire to scare off the bees, and the collecting was done in the middle of the night in darkness! This made it very dangerous, and with this way of getting honey it was difficult for the women of the village to take part.’Suzanne thinks for a moment before continuing ‘It makes me feel very happy, as something that was not possible is now possible. We would just stand by and watch as the men got the honey, now we have better knowledge and can get our own. The honey is good quality, and even if we make a smaller amount people will always buy. Previously, people would not try honey for 10 years! Now we have it all of the time, so people in the community are very happy.’Read More