With the support of
Fondation RAJA-Danièle Marcovici
In the Maison des Femmes de Bacongo, women receive financial help (microcredit) and, more important, training. It is a place which afforded space for dialogue and exchange among participants, and there, women reflect on their practice of savings and trade. In the Maison des Femmes de Bacongo, women realize that they need to train, learn, and share experience to develop their micro-enterprise.
Our fourth 6-month training device starts in June with 12 women.
Our third 6-month training device starts in May with 13 women selected ranged in age from 22 to 38.
6 out of 12 women from the first training experimentation asked us for a new training series. It started in November, proposing 10 sessions 2 Suturdays per month). This new training is oriented project development and financial planning.
Our second 6-month training device began in October with 13 women selected by our team in Brazzavile. Women ranged in age from 20 to 54.
12 women who are in hard economic conditions have been selected by our Brazzaville team.
February 2014 - FAFA provided micro loans of 50000 FCFA (75€) to each woman to invest in or create their own activity.
March 2014 - Sessions were held every Monday afternoon to help women for stock management, track cash flows. These weekly meetings focused on small-scale business development skills: how to attract and retain customers, basic Profit and Loss studies, and how to separate family and business budgets.
Femmes d'Afrique, Femmes d'Avenir (FAFA) is a nonprofit organization. Founded in 2008 by a pluri-disciplinary team of people interested in development issues, its object is to promote economic independence thanks to microcredit and support the creation of micro-enterprises.
A microcredit is a loan of a small amount, generally aimed for people that have no access to the banking system otherwise.
In Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, unemployment is rampant (reaching 50% according to some sources). To earn a living for their families, many women sell goods or develop small crafts activities.
In Brazzaville's markets, women sell fish, fruits as well as beauty products or car pieces... For some of them, what they earn is barely enough to support their families.
Those women aspire to develop their activities, to be independent, to get better living conditions, and to give their children a future. But because they are too poor to offer guarantees, they have no access to the banking system.
Femmes d'Afrique, Femmes d'Avenir collects funds in order to make microcredits to the women that work in the markets or in the streets of Brazzaville, in partnership with l'Union Africaine des Femmes Managers.