Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso

by Guardavanti: per il futuro dei bambini ONLUS
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
Economic Emancipation for 70 Women in Burkina Faso
The President of the Wend-Songda Group
The President of the Wend-Songda Group

It is a few months now, that we heard a further need from the local group of women "Wend-Songda": after their request of clean water for the Dodougou village, quickly funded thanks to many GlobalGiving donors, they now have time to pursue little income-generating activities, to emancipate themselves and to help the family escaping from poverty. After the construction of the well, they don't have to spend a lot of their time anymore, to walk long distances to fetch water; now, their problem is that they don't have any money to invest - even very small amounts - in little business (small commerce, little productions). 

The women of the "Wend-Songda" group came up with the idea of a small microcredit project: each of them to receive a small loan and training on how to manage a small business and how to generate/increase their income in time. Upon restitution of the capital, the loan will be renewed, assuring the long term sustainability of the project. A proper training will also allow them to self-manage (as a group) the microcredit after the first year.

In time of global pandemic, understandably, many donations were and are steered  toward Covid-19 related projects.  Donations to this project, at the moment, didn't reach the amount for the project to be started: the nature of the project, in fact, requires that most of the funds are available before beginning it - the amount for the revolving fund (the amount of money to be distributed to the women) and the training costs need to be covered. 

The women of "Wend-Songda" are still waiting, ready to start as soon as enough funds are collected to start. Now is the raining season, so they can have some small agricultural activities; but in few months, they will be once again with no resources to earn the little needed for them and their children. We hope to be ready before the dry season starts, to give hope to the 70 women of "Wend-Songda", their children and their families!

Thanks to all who already donated for the project and the ones who will donate; please, spread the word among family and friends!

Thanks for following us.

Licia

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The village of Dodougou grew very dear to us, after having brought there clean water, responding to the appeal of the local group of women "Wend-Songda".  The project was funded quickly, also thanks to many GlobalGiving donors. Now that the women have water on site, and don't have to spend a lot of their time to walk long distances to fetch water, they have time to finally pursue little activities to emancipate themselves and to help the family escaping from poverty.

The idea of a small microcredit project was suggested by the women themselves, to help them developing their income-generating activities: they'll receive a small loan and training on how to manage a small business and how to generate/increase their income in time. Upon restitution of the capital, the loan will be renewed, assuring the long term sustainability of the project. A proper training will also allow them to self-manage (as a group) the microcredit after the first year.

The project was posted just before the start of the second wave of the global pandemic, so many donations were steered - understandably - toward Covid-19 related projects. Unfortunately this situation led to little donations flowing to this project, and we couldn't start it yet. The nature of the project requires that most of the funds are available before beginning it: the amount of the revolving fund (the amount of money to be distributed to the women) and the training costs need to be covered.

So, let's hope the pandemic will end soon, and that we start again to collect the needed funds for this much needed project.

We are keen to start the activities, to give hope to the 70 women of "Wend-Songda", their children and their families.

Thanks to all who already donated for the project, the ones who will donate and spread the word among their family and friends!

Thanks for following us.

Licia

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Guardavanti: per il futuro dei bambini ONLUS

Location: Villanterio, Pavia Province - Italy
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Project Leader:
Licia Allara Canepa
Villanterio, Pavia Province Italy
$1,178 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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