Grant 7: Badiokouamekro

Grant information

Recipient community: Women's association in Badiokouamekro

Village: Badiokouamekro, Côte d'Ivoire

Number of community members reached: 150 women

Description: The women’s association in Badiokouamekro first asked for money to buy a three-wheeled transport motorbike. This was too expensive for the grant to cover, and the association instead decided to use our standard US $1000 grant to establish seven new hectares of farmland for cassava production. They also wanted to buy handplows, rakes and machetes, but because of the Covid-19 crisis, prices went up, so they instead bought a bicycle and had a local blacksmith build a custom-made cassava grinder for them. Their new farmland, bicycle and cassava grinder will lead to improved agricultural output, easier transport to and from the local market, and increased earnings. (Updated Sept. 11, 2020)

Amount applied for: 592,000 CFA (~$1000)

Amount received (net of fees): 592,000 CFA (~$1000)

Date of transfer: January 21, 2020

Progress: Farmland established, bicycle and cassava grinder bought (Sept. 11, 2020).

Outcomes: Update pending (Sept. 11, 2020).

Mme. Aya Yao, president of the women's association.

Bicycle and cassava grinder bought with some of the grant money.

Members of the women's association.

Images of the village.