BUJUMBURA July 6th (ABP) – The cooperative “Dushaze Mw’Ihembe” contributes to the development of young people, said its president, Mr. Innocent Nyabenda, during an interview with a check by ABP.
That cooperative, which started in 2016 with 10 members and a capital of 1,500,000 BIF, currently has 34 members with a capital of 5,000,000 BIF. The cooperative recruits non-educated employees and those who have not completed their fundamental and primary studies. The latter help to cut the horns and give the form to the target object, said the president of the cooperative.
According to Nyabenda, jewelry and plates are made from cow horns bought at the slaughterhouse. Earrings, keychains, necklaces, flower vases, bracelets and plates of all dimensions are manufactured. Jewelry prices vary between 5,000 to 10,000 BIF, while plates are sold between 15,000 and 20,000 BIF.
Thanks to that profession, the members of that cooperative manage to support their daily needs, according to Mr. Nyabenda, who calls on young people to roll up the sleeves and regroup with others in cooperatives to put the ideas together.