Grant 2: Groupement Agricole des Femmes de Djetouankro
Members of the women's association with some of the materials purchased with the grant.
Recipient community: Groupement Agricole des Femmes de Djetouankro
Village: Djetouankro, Côte d'Ivoire
Number of association members: 36 (all women)
Description: The women applied for funds to buy farming equipment and seeds to expand their plantations and increase their work efficiency and crop yield. They hoped for this not only to increase yield and earnings, but also to free up some valuable time to be better able to assist their children with their schooling, care for their families and take sick family members to the hospital when needed.
Amount applied for: 570,000 CFA (~$1000)
Amount disbursed: 570,000 CFA (~$1000)
Date of transfer: January 15, 2019
Progress: Equipment purchased and in use. Seeds purchased and the group will start planting after the first rains in March. (Updated March 5, 2019).
Outcomes: Machine used for processing cassava (pictured below) has enabled daily production with reduced working time. Further outcomes will be announced along the way. (Updated March 5, 2019).
The vice president of the association, Agnes Kouakou, with coworkers in the field.
Agnes with a machine purchased with the grant money used for processing cassava.
Members of the women's association assembled in the community meeting hall.
Our Côte d'Ivoire country ambassador, Kone Zana, with children from the village.