Projects

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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.