| May 10, 2023
May 2023 update report
In Burkina Faso, women are heavily dependent on men in economical terms, although agricultural activities are mainly carried out by women.
The village of Dodougou, which is located and about 30 km south of Bobo-Dioulasso, now has more than 1,600 inhabitants, whose main activity is agriculture.
The women of Dodougou to help support their families need certain and steady income. Lack of capital, even small capital, prevents the pursuit, as well as diversification, of income-generating activities.
The project came about at the request of the local women's group Wend-Songda, which advocated for the women of Dodougou and their difficulties in starting income-producing activities due to lack of funds.
As a result, a small training and microcredit scheme was designed, which will over time be managed by the group itself. The women who will participate will be able to generate/increase their income, increasing their autonomy, empowerment, self-awareness and consequently authority in the family. Joint training together with husbands will ensure understanding, respect and empowerment within the family.
Training sessions will begin before the first loan, and will continue throughout the duration of the project to ensure implementation of the concepts learned, to support the women, strengthen their intentions and discover any problems early. Self-help peer groups will also be established and will work together for the duration of the project.
The women of "Wend-Songda" are still waiting, ready to take a step forward and kick-off as soon as enough funds are collected.
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Thanks for your attention and support,