Through education and empowerment, we aim to support women from the village of Atta (Cameroon) in creating their own micro businesses. By working hand-in-hand with the local association "Association des Femmes d'Atta" we are allowing motivated yet low-qualified women to gain the necessary competencies for their independence. Our support is delivered through a large spectrum of actions from basic literacy and information technology workshops to business management classes
The 30 beneficiary women of our project are from the village of Atta where the core activity is agriculture. The village's economic growth however has remained stagnant, so these women have decided to move to Yaounde in hope for a better future. In Cameroon however, women are often ill-regarded by society and their peers. Their gender and their lack of competencies has forced them into social and financial difficulties.
These women have expressed their will to be trained for specific competencies related to their personal microenterprises. Our core mission is to set regular workshops and individual briefings to train the women in order to acquire skills for entrepreneurship. Simultaneously we will be providing training in female empowerment and women's right as well as literacy and IT. The women are also taught to share their new knowledge with their peers especially back in their village of origin, Atta.
The project will educate 30 women both in entrepreneurship and women's rights and indirectly impact the lives of 500 girls and women. The benefit of their microenterprises is to be used to fund a common savings account. This account will then be used to maintain the children of Atta in school.