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Edc_35_cover_it_ridEconomia di Comunione - una cultura nuova

Inserto redazionale allegato a città Nuova

n.10/2012 - 10 giugno 2012

 

 

 

In Africa, a new impulse promoting entrepreneurship

Experiences of Communion in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by Emanuela Maria Cavaleri*

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From “Economy of Communion – a New Culture” n.35 – Edition, insert attachment in Citta` Nuova  11 – 2012 – June 2012

EoC is not a foreign term, especially in certain areas in Africa.  In the Congo, which to the constant political turbulence is added the difficult economic situation (in 2011, the Congo occupied the last place in the UN’s human development index, with a medium annual gross income per capita of $280 U.S.),  the Economy of Communion had already arrived in 1991. Furthermore, at that time there was no clear understanding of the new economic model which this project proposed, especially on how to implement it, explained Corneille Kibimbwa, one of the local leaders of the EoC.  The proposals that were put forward to create new businesses had a hard time transforming themselves into reality, especially due to lack of finances.

Nevertheless, the EoC Pan-African School in Nairobi last January 2011 had constituted a new start:  a new desire to discover the proposal of the Economy of Communion which has given new impulse to entrepreneurial initiative.

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A Real Production

by Catherine Sallier

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From “Economy of Communion – a New Culture” n. 35 -  insert attached to Citta` Nuova n. 11 – 2012 – June 2012

I have been a professional beekeeper for 30 years in the Ardeche province of France.  From my bees I gather honey and pollen, and a less known product called ‘propolis.’   In the beginning of spring, Celine, a young colleague, contacted me telling me in a forlorn way that she had lost all her bees during the winter, and asked me if I could give her ten colonies to be able to produce some propolis.  It was a very difficult request, because propolis is a very rare and costly product obtained from particular bee swarms  which need a great amount of technical work and must be looked after in a special way, but a small number of colonies is enough to make some profit.

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