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"Cul­ture is the basis for devel­op­ment" an adage says.

MALAKI-DEVELOPMENT: cul­ture in ser­vice of devel­op­ment.

Starting ascertainment:

Con­go has been going through a major socio-polit­i­cal cri­sis which has seri­ous­ly under­mined its eco­nom­i­cal sys­tem and par­a­lyzed par­tic­u­lar­ly its agri­cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al sec­tors, espe­cial­ly in the rich south regions of the Coun­try and of Africa in gen­er­al.
Africa's heart is con­sti­tut­ed by the equa­to­ri­al forest, game rich savan­nah, big rivers full of fish. The cli­mate and views there are par­a­disi­ac. Africa's heart sub­soil is one of the rich­est in the world, full of dia­monds, gold, lead, cop­per, ura­ni­um and petro­le­um…
This rich­ness, unfor­tu­nate­ly, instead of mak­ing the autochtho­nous peo­ple hap­py, stirs up devel­opped coun­tries' cupid­i­ty, pro­vok­ing the war that is dis­in­te­grat­ing life in Con­go: 40 years of inde­pen­den­cy, 40 years of endemic war. A war called "eth­nic", when it's made by pow­er­ful eco­nom­i­cal means (aere­o­plans, com­bat hely­copters) and not by arrows or launch­es.
To run away from the war rag­ing in their vil­lages, rich and seden­tary farm­ers, breed­ers, fish­ers are oblig­et to wan­der about the forest, leav­ing their work's goods at the mer­cy of armed men.
The­se last ones let them­selves fall into all kinds of van­dal­ism: espe­cial­ly either agri­cul­tur­al, breed­ing and fish­ing products's sacks either work­ing means' and ins­tu­ments' destruc­tion, fruit trees' knock­ing down, also mak­ing sure not to leave any seeds for the fol­low­ing sea­son.
And when the rain sea­son arrives, vil­lages' pop­u­la­tions are put in front of the fol­low­ing dif­fi­cul­ties:

  • lack of seeds
  • lack of small breed­ings and repro­duc­tion ani­mals
  • need of work­ing means and instru­ments
  • need of emprov­ing or mod­ern­iz­ing such
  • instru­ments
  • means for an appro­pri­ate pro­duc­tion

We can­not, then, pass those who live by the coast over in silence: they are starv­ing because of their water's pol­lu­tion caused by the petro­le­um indus­tries that are destroy­ing their survival's source. To have a fish that does not taste like petro­le­um, they are oblig­ed to go fish­ing to more than 10 Km away from the coast.

Malaki Development

Strong in its asser­tion and proved by the mis­ery due to the recent social-polit­i­cal-mil­i­tar crises' con­tin­u­ous hap­pen­ing, Malaki ma Kon­go decid­ed to asso­ciate cul­tur­al activ­i­ties to eco­nom­i­cal activ­i­ties.
This in order to present to the third millennium's Africans a devel­op­ment scheme that can be  use­ful and last­ing. Such scheme will take into con­sid­er­a­tion the cul­tur­al dimen­sion inside the whole devel­op­ment project.
From here was the cre­ation, on jan­u­ary 17th 1999, of Malaki Devel­op­ment, which fixed its fol­low­ing objec­tive: Re-giv­ing Black peo­ple the pharaon­ic era's pres­tige, eco­nom­i­cal and orga­ni­za­tive capac­i­ties, which will favour and empha­size the effec­tive Africa's and Pharaons' renais­sance.

MALAKI-DEVELOPMENT is a depart­ment  of Malaki ma Kon­go cul­tur­al asso­ci­a­tion  that takes care of research­ing a last­ing, Con­go (par­tic­u­lar­ly) and Africa (in gen­er­al) appro­pri­at­ed devel­op­ment method, in this time of polit­i­cal-mil­i­tar tur­bu­lences. An auto-sup­port­ing devel­op­ment and auto-cen­tered on peo­ple, tak­ing care of the cul­tur­al dimen­sion inside the whole devel­op­ment project.
Malaki Development's exhistence's goal is that of look­ing for the eco­nom­i­cal means need­ed to re-give trust and hope on life to the coun­tryside envi­ron­ments, and to assure ances­tral tra­di­tions' sur­vival in their nat­u­ral orig­i­nal places: our vil­lages.
This kind of log­ic is an about-face to all devel­op­ment projects known to the so called Africa's devel­op­ment spe­cial­ists. Projects that sum­mon up to the ancient breed­ers' and farmers's trans­for­ma­tion into eter­nal spe­cial­ized con­sumers of canned food, if not frozen food.
There­fore, being cul­ture at development's basis, Malaki ma Kongo's artists and peo­ple of cul­ture intend to improve life in Con­go through this project.

ACTIVITIES

A/ Pointe Noire

  • un cen­tre d’apprentissage de cou­ture et de coif­fure pour les jeunes filles ;
  • Coopéra­tive de femmes pour la fab­ri­ca­tion de pois­sons salés
  • Coopéra­tive Agri­cole de Jeune Agronome de Tchim­bam­ba (col­lab­o­ra­tion)
  • Cen­tre Agri­cole Pilote Malaki Aar­it Asso­ci­a­tion pour l’Assainissement de la Riv­ière Tchim­pamd­zou
  • Club pour la Pro­mo­tion des Jeunes Artis­tes pour la Paix et le Développe­ment Respon­s­able

B/ Braz­zav­ille

  • Coopéra­tive Agri­cole de Jeune Agronome de Ngan­ga Lin­golo.
  • Coopéra­tive du Petit Ele­vage des Chré­tiens de la Parois­se de Ngan­ga Lin­golo (col­lab­o­ra­tion)
  • Bado Restau­rant des artis­tes (col­lab­o­ra­tion)
  • Didac­tiel Cen­tre de for­ma­tion à l’informatique. (col­lab­o­ra­tion)
  • Mutuelle des Femmes de Bacon­go
  • Bo-Arti­sanat (col­lab­o­ra­tion)

The results are encour­ag­ing, although the coop­er­a­tives locat­ed in Braz­zav­ille are hav­ing much dif­fi­cul­ty. The pub­lic and the press in  Pointe Noire start to count us among the lead­ers of sol­i­dar­i­ty actions for the mil­lion peo­ple that this city has.

Malaki ma Kon­go had already cre­at­ed in Con­go, in the past:

  • Restau­rant - African cuisine among LAAC's orchards
  • African culture's ate­liers
  • Agri­cul­tur­al works (kitchen gar­dens and exchanges with Amil­car Cabral Agri­cul­tur­al High School' s com­e­dy stu­dents)
  • DIDACTICIEL Infor­mat­ics' For­ma­tion and Pro­mo­tion Cen­ter espe­cial­ly in the youth envi­ron­ment
  • Bib­liote­que Spe­cial Kongo's cul­ture

even though the unse­cu­ri­ty cli­ma­tion dom­i­nat­ing the infe­ri­or region of cen­tral Africa didn't spare Malaki:

  • The Mbongui Malaki ma Kon­go cul­tur­al cen­tre was pil­laged
  • The bib­liote­que burnt
  • The infor­mat­ic mate­ri­al sacked
  • The artis­tic mate­ri­al (cos­tumes, pic­tures' albums, tapete­que, videote­que, musi­cal instru­ments) burnt
  • The agro-pas­toral mate­ri­al stolen (kitchen gar­dens, chick­ens)

INTERESTS

  1. Get the African culture's val­ues known in order to fight igno­rance, extro­ver­sion, men­tal alien­ation, Africa's denial in the Inter­na­tion­al sys­tem
  2. Allow Africans to dis­cov­er their true sto­ry and facil­i­tate dias­po­ra to return to their orig­i­nal place, in a dig­ni­fied and low cost way
  3. Pro­mot­ing in Africa's - humanity's cradle - heart an eth­i­cal tourism bring­ing sane mot­toes for Black Soul's, love's and brotherhood's respect
  4. Pre­vent­ing crim­i­nal­i­ty:
    In Africa, through appro­pri­ate edu­ca­tion­al struc­tures and small and medi­um appro­pri­ate enter­pris­es.
    In Europe : through the cre­ation of African val­ues' ini­ti­a­tion cells
  5. Encour­ag­ing a devel­op­ment that is auto-cen­tered on Per­son root­ed in its ances­tral cul­ture
  6. Favour­ing artis­tic exchanges among Africa's, diaspora's and world's artists and peo­ple of cul­ture
  7. Pro­mot­ing art and cul­tur­al action in North coun­tries in order to favour pro-Black Con­ti­nent human­i­tar­i­an actions
  8. Pro­mot­ing inter­cul­ture to favour Africans' inte­gra­tion in the adop­tive coun­tries
  9. Open­ing African mar­ket to the exter­nal world and to its dias­po­ra in the form of an eth­i­cal com­merce with use­ful and last­ing goals.

ON THE SPIRITUAL PLAN

Malaki has par­tic­u­lar rela­tions with African reli­gions as:
DIBUNDU DIA BISSI NSI " The crows "
BDK BUNDU DIA KONGO

MICROCREDIT

Malaki ma Kon­go believes in micro­cre­d­it.

Micro­cre­d­it is the exten­sion of very small loans (microloans) to those in pover­ty designed to spur entre­pre­neur­ship. The­se indi­vid­u­als lack col­lat­er­al, steady employ­ment and a ver­i­fi­able cred­it his­to­ry and there­fore can­not meet even the most min­i­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions to gain access to tra­di­tion­al cred­it. Micro­cre­d­it is a part of micro­fi­nance, which is the pro­vi­sion of a wider range of finan­cial ser­vices to the very poor.

Micro­cre­d­it is a finan­cial inno­va­tion that is gen­er­al­ly con­sid­ered to have orig­i­nat­ed with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.In that coun­try, it has suc­cess­ful­ly enabled extreme­ly impov­er­ished peo­ple to engage in self-employ­ment projects that allow them to gen­er­ate an income and, in many cas­es, begin to build wealth and exit pover­ty.