Troubles in trouble

There are some months ago, Canon Felix was calling for help. Holder of Facebook live sessions, he said that his telephone stopped him. The troubles began starting the day it was impossible to upload a picture. For sure, it was a matter for someone who has to post something on social networks.

The invaluable help

Canon Felix:” I bought this telephone in 2018. It was not new. For all what I have been publishing, I used it. At a given day, when I tried to upload a picture and video like before, the telephone powered off by itself. Once, twice, three times,… . I was unable to solve the problem, when a blessed mother helped me with a new battery. After some days off using it, the problem was back. Crying out again, the mother helped me again. The problem remained the same and I didn’t have another choice than to leave it. I stopped everything. When Michael’s friend was trying to looking for another telephone to give, I lost hope. I didn’t how this problem was to be solved.

The answer was near to me

When we have a problem to which we don’t expect a solution, we try to look far from us. A few of us look near to them. I was thinking about that ugly situation when a friend called me saying:” Don’t worry with the lack of a telephone. By tomorrow, I will put your troubles in trouble. What he did. Right now, I have a new telephone and I am ready to come back to what I was doing before the problem.

I have seen good people with good heart. You know how you helped me to jump this dare situation. All our thanks to you. We are moving to Community Development, especially in farming commercial and medical trees and developing the VSLA in microfinance. Here, the challenge to be challenged is “The lack of trained group leaders”

Your zeal is your strength

Eliane Niyonkunze continuing to work in sunny season when watering crops is an obligation

Here in Burundi, two main seasons are identified: rainy and sunny seasons. These two periods are very different and, in the rainy one, everything is simple because we don’t need to water our farms. In the sunny season, cultivating is decision we take by our own. It requires a lot of time.

Avoide two hundreds of every evening…

When the Printernet-Menya Magazine interviewed Eliane in order to know why she continues to work in a sunny season, she replied:” The sunny season is a period when crops don’t get enough water. As a mother with a family of children, I need vegetables to feed my family. Before, I took it easy and went to buy vegetables every evening. I was obliged to have two handreds every day. It was very difficult. Starting the day I do this, I don’t have problems with vegetables. I started this after we were empowered by the Menya Foundation staff. In a session about economy issues, I came to know that I wasted my time and decided to change. I water these vegetables every day. All this because Menya has come. I know that my zeal is my strength and I will not stop. With Menya, I am pretty sure that our lives must change”

The challenged challenge

Looking at how far is a river where we fetch water, everyone sees me as a mad woman. Really, it is a challenge but I must challenge it. In the future, we plan to cultivate commercial plants and to water them in a such season is a must. If we want to move, challenges are our ways of going forth. We can’t avoid them”.

For sure, this is positive impact of what we are doing in rural communities where you can find a empty land and, to get vegetables, they must buy them. Menya teach rural villagers to watch on every single thing.

If you want to reach out to us, fell free to drop your comment here.

Saving for the good future in rural families

This picture was taken by Menya staff. Ready for saving

After the weekly report about The Printernet-Menya project, we decided to add VSLA. This was also the dream of the founder of the Printernet New-York.

Savings in a rural community

Rural villagers are facing the problem of low income. This is due to the lack of knowledge about how to save. Printernet- Menya is now working on this issue. Villagers are active in savings. They don’t be absent in meetings. With the small amount they save, they also have access to a small amount loan. We have been seeing how people join their hands in this area.

The challenges…

All the groups are led by untrained chiefs. What is needed is to empower them in order to help them understanding what they are doing.

Low amount of savings, low amount of loan. We see that members in groups don’t have enough money. It can happen that five or ten members ask a loan. They have to share the available amount. If you have a way out from this, get in touch with us.

The two challenges are in front of us. Training groups leaders is very important and invaluable. To get enough money and make it available for members with a small percentage of benefits is most important.

Let’s join our hands as one man

The end of my strength is the start of yours

Canon Felix with the Printernet-Menya Newsletter in his hands. On the newsletter, the Founder of the Printernet New York (RIP)

You may have been asking yourself many questions about the Printernet New York reporter based in Burundi. In this story, you are going to find a short bio of this leader.

Who is Canon Felix?

He is a social entrepreneur for a social change. He is a blogger and journalist. Founder of The Menya Foundation, he is the Printernet New York reporter based in Burundi. He is the writer, editor and publisher at Printernet-Menya Magazine for which he is the director. Former teacher, he started with entrepreneurship in 2015. Connected to the Printernet New York in April 2018, he has done many things. You can read it at menyasite.wordpress.com. He is acting in the Community Development and has started four Village Savings and Loans Association group. He is a changemaker holding a bachelor degree in Bible Studies and Community Development.

Why do I need a phone?

I live in a rural village where the electricity is a challenge. All what I do, I use a telephone. I have an old device with which I have been holding zoom meetings and Facebook live sessions. Its energy have diminished. When try to post pictures and videos, it powers off by itself.

What would I do with it?

To upload pictures and videos of what the Printernet-Menya project is doing in the rural community. With the phone, I will be posting every week the activities of our VSLA schemes. It costs US$500. Our strength ended up after we got US$200. We want your strength to help us with additional US$300. With this amount, we will be able to buy a telephone to use in our daily work as an entrepreneur.

How would the world change as a result?

Here at Printernet-Menya Burundi, we decided to go from zero to hero. The weekly newsletter will be prepared, written, edited and posted on social networks using it. It will also be distributed to rural villagers in PDF to inspire them. Writen in English and Kirundi, our readers will be enjoying by reading a newsletter in two languages. They will get to know the meaning of words in strange language. I will use it to snap photos to be used. Every child will read in the world.

Where is the benefit to both the givers and the receivers?

I. Benefits to the givers

Enabling the weekly newsletter to be regularly posted. Rural villagers will be reading the newsletter and will be inspired from there. All our stories are about entrepreneurs and enterprises. Partnership can be concluded for long term activities

II. Benefits to the receiver

Ability to inspire others using social networks as before. The replacement of the phone will enable the receiver to hold zoom meetings and Facebook live sessions. After the newsletter is posted on social networks, it is also printed out in order to reach rural villagers who don’t have electricity and the internet.

If you want to reach out to us, you can use Western Union or Cryptocurrency like Bitcoins and or Trons to:

Felix Ndereyimana

Gitega Province

Gitega District

Bwoga Hill

Tel/Whatsapp: +25779326155

Printernet-Menya Burundi, May 2022

Working in the community for the community

Here at Printernet-Menya Burundi, we are trying to work for the community.

Before he left us, the Printernet founder was thinking on how to install solar power in rural villages. Unfortunately, he passed away before his dreams became true. Some of his friends are trying to continue his legacy. The solar power in rural villages is an answer to the lack of electricity. This project is to install a solar station where rural villagers will have access to recharge their devices, learn computer skills and be connected to social networks.

Let’s prepare our tomorrow

The Printernet Menya project has started with Village Savings and Loans Association. We have four groups. After we explained the importance of planting a tree under which we will be sitting under when we will become old, one group has changed the vision and mission: They are gathering their money to go from VSLA to a Microfinance. At the end of the year, we will be controlling our savings and earnings.

About the solar power in our rural villages, it is very important to have the station. Unfortunately, we are unable to get them by our own. If you want to reach out, you can use Western Union or Money Gram. You comment on this post will help to connect to you.

Printernet-Menya Magazine

The first year of the Printernet Founder death. Memory…

Month after month, one year is over, the Printernet New-York founder passed. It was in the second week of January 2021. Printernet-Menya project decided to post a story in his memory. RIP dear founder

It was in April 2018 that Menya Foundation was connected to the Printernet New-York. Starting on that period, many activities have been done. A man who did what he said he would do, many family changed their manner of thinking and doing. You can ask yourself how this was done! In the memory of his death, Menya wanted to point out the good achievements initiated by him.

The electricity and internet in rural villages.

Michael Josefowicz (RIP) was a man of vision, unstoppable. His target was to see rural villages in Burundi having access to the electricity and the internet. To start with the project, he sent some money, with which the office was installed. In this way, we initiated an English class for youth and rural villagers. We also launched our weekly newsletter in which the reporter was called to post story about what was happening on the ground. The newsletter helped many people to know the project for it was bilingual. To get the electricity, we used solar panels. It was in a ranted office. After the founder saw that rural villagers were benefiting from it, he started to plan the “Solar Panel Project”. Local ngo have been empowered and they have been taught how to use social networks for to spread the word about their activities. Everyone was very happy and we had many testimonies.

The Villages Savings and Loans Association Schemes

It was in 2019 when he suggested the starting of VSLA schemes. In partner with the CGSSE, The Printernet New-York and Menya Foundation started, in February 2019, with the first VSLA group of 25 members, men and women. In 2020, two others were started. The very young group was started in April 2021. Now, we have four groups of 25 members each one. All of them are not trained in savings and this is a challenge in the running of the project. If you are interested by helping us to train them, you can reach out to us. To get there, we need to rent a hall of US$100 and other US$200 to feed them.

The solar panels project; the 2022 goal?

This project can be among they that with great impact in the community. Our rural villagers of Bwoga, Rukoba, Kirimbi… do not have electricity. Without electricity, no Internet. Nowadays, the friends of the founders took things in their hands. The project is still in words only. We think that in this year 2022, it will become true, to fulfill the vision of Michael Josefowicz (RIP) who started the journey. Yes, the Printernet is still alive but we need to be supported. This was only some of the work achieved by the project.

If you want to help us moving in the same way like the founder wanted it, get in touch with the founder of Menya Foundation, the Printernet reporter based at Gitega, Burundi. Contact him via WhatsApp +25779236155 or messenger Canon Felix

To help us to buy the solar panels, battery, bulbs, flat TV for pay watch of world games, use Western Union or MoneyGram. Ndereyimana Felix are the names to use in that case.

Dear founder, Rest in Peace. We still moving to the fulfilment of your vision. One day, some slaves of the darkness and lack of the electricity will escape. Even Canon Felix will tell the story of power banks as story.

Let’s join our hands as one man to continue the legacy of the Printernet New-York founder.

The first year of the Printernet Founder death. Memory…

Month after month, one year is over, the Printernet New-York passed. It was in the second week of January 2021. Printernet-Menya project decided to post a story in his memory. RIP dear founder

It was in April 2018 that Menya Foundation was connected to the Printernet New-York. Starting on that period, many activities have been done. A man who did what he said he would do, many family changed their manner of thinking and doing. You can ask yourself how this was done! In the memory of his death, Menya wanted to point out the good achievements initiated by him.

The electricity and internet in rural villages.

Michael Josefowicz (RIP) was a man of vision, unstoppable. His target was to see rural villages in Burundi having access to the electricity and the internet. To start with the project, he sent some money, with which the office was installed. In this way, we initiated an English class for youth and rural villagers. We also launched our weekly newsletter in which the reporter was called to post story about what was happening on the ground. The newsletter helped many people to know the project for it was bilingual. To get the electricity, we used solar panels. It was in a ranted office. After the founder saw that rural villagers were benefiting from it, he started to plan the “Solar Panel Project”. Local ngo have been empowered and they have been taught how to use social networks for to spread the word about their activities. Everyone was very happy and we had many testimonies.

The Villages Savings and Loans Association Schemes

It was in 2019 when he suggested the starting of VSLA schemes. In partner with the CGSSE, The Printernet New-York and Menya Foundation started, in February 2019, with the first VSLA group of 25 members, men and women. In 2020, two others were started. The very young group was started in April 2021. Now, we have four groups of 25 members each one. All of them are not trained in savings and this is a challenge in the running of the project. If you are interested by helping us to train them, you can reach out to us. To get there, we need to rent a hall of US$100 and other US$200 to feed them.

The solar panels project; the 2022 goal?

This project can be among they that with great impact in the community. Our rural villagers of Bwoga, Rukoba, Kirimbi… do not have electricity. Without electricity, no Internet. Nowadays, the friends of the founders took things in their hands. The project is still in words only. We think that in this year 2022, it will become true, to fulfill the vision of Michael Josefowicz (RIP) who started the journey. Yes, the Printernet is still alive but we need to be supported. This was only some of the work achieved by the project.

If you want to help us moving in the same way like the founder wanted it, get in touch with the founder of Menya Foundation, the Printernet reporter based at Gitega, Burundi. Contact him via WhatsApp +25779236155 or messenger Canon Felix

To help us to buy the solar panels, battery, bulbs, flat TV for pay watch of world games, use Western Union or MoneyGram. Ndereyimana Felix are the names to use in that case.

Dear founder, Rest in Peace. We still moving to the fulfilment of your vision. One day, some slaves of the darkness and lack of the electricity will escape. Even Canon Felix will tell the story of power banks as story.

Let’s join our hands as one man to continue the legacy of the Printernet New-York founder.

The first year of the Printernet Founder death. Memory…

Month after month, one year is over, the Printernet New-York passed. It was in the second week of January 2021. Printernet-Menya project decided to post a story in his memory. RIP dear founder

It was in April 2018 that Menya Foundation was connected to the Printernet New-York. Starting on that period, many activities have been done. A man who did what he said he would do, many family changed their manner of thinking and doing. You can ask yourself how this was done! In the memory of his death, Menya wanted to point out the good achievements initiated by him.

The electricity and internet in rural villages.

Michael Josefowicz (RIP) was a man of vision, unstoppable. His target was to see rural villages in Burundi having access to the electricity and the internet. To start with the project, he sent some money, with which the office was installed. In this way, we initiated an English class for youth and rural villagers. We also launched our weekly newsletter in which the reporter was called to post story about what was happening on the ground. The newsletter helped many people to know the project for it was bilingual. To get the electricity, we used solar panels. It was in a ranted office. After the founder saw that rural villagers were benefiting from it, he started to plan the “Solar Panel Project”. Local ngo have been empowered and they have been taught how to use social networks for to spread the word about their activities. Everyone was very happy and we had many testimonies.

The Villages Savings and Loans Association Schemes

It was in 2019 when he suggested the starting of VSLA schemes. In partner with the CGSSE, The Printernet New-York and Menya Foundation started, in February 2019, with the first VSLA group of 25 members, men and women. In 2020, two others were started. The very young group was started in April 2021. Now, we have four groups of 25 members each one. All of them are not trained in savings and this is a challenge in the running of the project. If you are interested by helping us to train them, you can reach out to us. To get there, we need to rent a hall of US$100 and other US$200 to feed them.

The solar panels project; the 2022 goal?

This project can be among they that with great impact in the community. Our rural villagers of Bwoga, Rukoba, Kirimbi… do not have electricity. Without electricity, no Internet. Nowadays, the friends of the founders took things in their hands. The project is still in words only. We think that in this year 2022, it will become true, to fulfill the vision of Michael Josefowicz (RIP) who started the journey. Yes, the Printernet is still alive but we need to be supported. This was only some of the work achieved by the project.

If you want to help us moving in the same way like the founder wanted it, get in touch with the founder of Menya Foundation, the Printernet reporter based at Gitega, Burundi. Contact him via WhatsApp +25779236155 or messenger Canon Felix

To help us to buy the solar panels, battery, bulbs, flat TV for pay watch of world games, use Western Union or MoneyGram. Ndereyimana Felix are the names to use in that case.

Dear founder, Rest in Peace. We still moving to the fulfilment of your vision. One day, some slaves of the darkness and lack of the electricity will escape. Even Canon Felix will tell the story of power banks as story.

Let’s join our hands as one man to continue the legacy of the Printernet New-York founder.

The importance of good connections

I am sure you hear me…

Before you left us, we were talking about the solar power project in rural village. All started with the story I told you about how I spend hours and hours going to the city to recharge my telephone and Internet services. Two hours forth and back! You started there. Remember the question you asked me:” what can we do to bring solution to this your challenge”? I answered that the Solar Panel, battery and accessories can help. In November 2020, you asked me to list all what is needed to install a cyber in a rural village. You know that I gave you https://us.docworkspace.com/d/sIMzzv_Ad0MmzjAY

, the link through which you can see all we need. In December 2020, you sent the salary before Christmas day, wishing me and my family a good celebration. That day, you told me that things were to be arranged in 2021. Unfortunately, in the early of January, you passed. Rest in Peace

The good connections and the continuation of the solar panel project.

Dear founder, I remember you telling me the goodness of our connections. You said:” You will see other people continuing this project after I am gone”. Has this happened? Yes, it has happened and is happening even now. One week after you left us, one of your connections helped me. What she did to me has been of great importance because I was in a dare situation. Nowadays, there are other connections of yours who are helping to fulfill your dream of giving solar power to African rural villages. The project is positively evolving. All your connections are mine. We continued to communicate without any problem. From where you are, you can see how they are working on it. These people work day and night for the goodness of the Printernet Affiliates. Really, let me say that you left us with good people who didn’t allow our project to die.

I want to make you remember of this…

At the first time, you though I had a debit or credit card. But I told you that I hadn’t it and we opted to use Western Union, Money Gram or World Remit. Many time, you used WU sending funds to

Felix Ndereyimana, Bwoga Hill, Gitega District, Gitega Province, Burundi; Phone number : +257 79326155 (WhatsApp); E-mail: nderefelix2004@gmail.com and all went well.

Let’s join our hands as one man