Community Cultivation After A Crisis
A community is only as strong as its inhabitants and when impoverished regions are ravished by war and terror those who survive are left feeling hopeless and broken, resulting in increased devastation. BRAID Africa is dedicated to rebuilding communities one precious life at a time.
Pushing past Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Ms. Felicité is among the thousands who were victimized and brutalized during the war. In the aftermath, Felicité was left with feelings of rage, fear and uncertainty. When our staff saw her living conditions and spoke to her family, they learned that she had become so traumatized by what she had experienced that she would often try to run away. Not wanting her to harm herself or get lost, her family felt that their only solution was to handcuff her to a tree. This is how we first met her. We also discovered that her medications were just a temporary solution because once they wore off, her feelings of disillusionment and anger would return. Her son told us about a local traditional healer that would be able to help, but money was a barrier. So, we provided the funds for her treatment. When she had fully recovered, she decided that building a business would help her to regain a sense of pride, confidence, strength, and independence. We helped her with the cost of setting up her business and can say that she is currently self-sufficient, healthy, and productive.
For more information and stories about what we do click here
Empowering those traumatized by war in Africa to recover and rebuild their shattered lives.