BRIEF PRESENTATION OF MAAMS

Multi Actions for Assistance to Marginalized and Sinistrés (Disaster victims) “MAAMS” is a local NGO of Congolese law, humanitarian aid and development, operational in the territories of Beni and Lubero since 2005.

Legal Documents:

MAAMS has the following legal documents for its operation:

• F92 / 20.901 from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights dated 08/22/2013

• Ministerial Decree No. RDC / 284 / GC / CABMIN / AFF-SAH.SN/011 of 28/09/2011, of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Actions and National Solidarity.

• All legal documents of North Kivu Province

Global Objective

To Contribute to the promotion of human rights and the improvement of socio-economic conditions of vulnerable people and those who are marginalized, by supporting them towards their human development and autonomy, in transparency and respect of human dignity. 

Specific Objectives:

• Improve the means of subsistence of people who are vulnerable and ensure their support towards their autonomy,

• Reduce cases of human rights violations as well as the level of vulnerability of communities affected by crises.

Vision:

MAAMS aims to be an independent organization serving secured communities and economically autonomous.

Mission:

MAAMS's mission is to improve the sources of food and income for vulnerable people (communities), through technical and material assistance provided with respect for human dignity; and also, to reduce the violation of human rights.

Charter:

The MAAMS Charter is to provide multi-dimensional assistance to vulnerable people with respect for Human Dignity. Values :

• Human Dignity,

• Transparency,

• Participation,

• Accountability.

Intervention Approach:

In all of its interventions, MAAMS uses the Rights-Based Approach to Development, which is a Community Approach, emphasizing the rights of women and children, participation, empowerment of the target audience(communities), with the purpose of their appropriation of project actions,

Sectors of Intervention

The Local Multi-Action NGO for Assistance to Marginalized and Disaster Victims "MAAMS" is a "Multisectoral" organization that operates in the following Sectors:

• Food Safety and Nutrition

• Education - Protection - Promotion of Peace

• Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

• Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

• Water, Hygiene and Sanitation

• Participatory Governance and Community Capacity Building

With these 6 sectors, MAAMS has already implemented projects in all 8 Health Zones in the Territory of Beni, and in 5 Zones of Health (Lubero, Masereka, Musienene, Alimbongo, Kayna) in the territory of Lubero. These projects were funded by various donors, in particular:

Pooled Fund, PNUD, MONUSCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, OXFAM NOVIB, NRC, CARE International, HelpAge International, CORDAID, ZOA, PNMLS, Etc…

The local NGO MAAMS has already been audited by 5 External Audit Firms, in particular: PriceWaterHouseCoopers; Deloitte and Touche Congo Sprl; KPMG; AGESFO, and BEDAP.