Africa Faith & Justice Network (AFJN) continues to move forward with its women empowerment project for social, economic, and political transformation for Africa’s most vulnerable and exploited. This November AFJN conducted advocacy training for Catholic nuns in Tanzania. Using the acquired skills, the nuns conducted town hall meetings in several villages, including Muwimbi village in Iringa district to listen and mobilize the people whose water source had been confiscated by a large scale investor for irrigation of a farm it took from the village. The sisters’ advocacy efforts along with media publicity restored water to the community within days and pressured district officials to review the contract of the land ceased form the village. To learn more, read here the letter to His Excellency President of Tanzania, John Magufuli by Rev. Aniedi Okure, OP
After the training, Sisters travel to meet the affected people to hear their concerns and mobilize them for a possible solution.