“This new business has already improved my family’s quality of life.”
The training empowers women to participate in their families’ income by embracing new activities. Ardjouma learned to calculate profit margins, evaluate market potential, and compute cashflow analyses. Following this process, she decided to get into the livestock breeding business, and looks forward to securing a three-month loan from a Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) supported by the Dutch government. Follow-up meetings were set with cooperative agents serving as coaches to guide the course participants through their new entrepreneurial ventures.