RuWCED’s community micro-finance project aims at providing financial assistance to poor rural communities who have no health insurance nor can take care of their health needs. We work to empower local communities on issues of land use, food security and environmental conservation. We also network with government agencies and INGOs, to provide the needed training and possible market opportunities. Hunger is becoming a very pertinent issue to food security in rural areas and some widows from matrilineal succession are suffering the most. To help them start a new life after the death of their husbands and also secure their family food needs, we equally rent farm land and or provide them with seeds. The situation is worst for women in the forest regions (‘pygmies’).