Business skills & loans for BG Women Entrepreneurs

by Breaking Ground
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Summary

Breaking Ground's Women's Entrepreneurial Program (WEP) provides women with critical business skills through a seven-week business course that incorporates topics such as feasibility studies, basic marketing, cost analysis, and leadership. At the end of the program, women are invited to submit a business proposal to receive a loan from Breaking Ground. In 2016, Breaking Ground will distribute at least 16 business loans and provide business training to 50+ rural women.
$30,000.00
total goal
$20,846.00
remaining
51
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Education and empowerment of women is one of the most powerful tools to reduce poverty in a community. For women in Cameroon, there are many barriers to accessing employment and earning their own income. However, when given the opportunity to be an economic provider, they invest more in family welfare: nutrition, healthcare, and education. Our Women's Entrepreneurial Program (WEP) provides women with critical business skills and the confidence to put them to use.

Solution

Breaking Ground's Women's Entrepreneurial Program (WEP) provides women with critical business skills through a seven-week course that incorporates topics such as feasibility studies, basic marketing, cost analysis, and leadership. This year, we will organize two rounds of business classes in Dschang. At the end of these courses women are invited to submit business proposals to receive loans from Breaking Ground. Repaid loans return to a revolving fund for future loans for participants.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate women providing them with business skills and financing to rise out of poverty, and provide for their families' health and well-being to help women like Saounde. As a widow with 4 children, Saounde never thought it would be possible to educate her children. Then she discovered WEP & received a loan to grow her poultry farm from 200 to 600 chickens. With the money from growing her business, Saounde now believes it will be possible to send her children to university.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.breaking-ground.org
Overview of the Women's Entrepreneurial Program
Meet the entrepreneurs
Increasing Women in Agriculture

Organization Information

Breaking Ground

Location: Portland, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.breaking-ground.org
Project Leader:
Paul Francois Zangue
Executive Director
Portland, ME Cameroon
$9,154 raised of $30,000 goal
 
58 donations
$20,846 to go
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