FORSELF : Training for Women’s Leadership

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In Burkina Faso, a certain number of obstacles prevent women entrepreneurs from fully playing their role as an economic driver: low levels of education, qualifications and income, high illiteracy rate, difficulties in accessing credit, lack of land ownership, poor access to means of production (inputs, modern equipment), family constraints, socio-cultural burdens, lack of coordination of interventions in the field of women’s entrepreneurship, etc. In addition, women have very limited access to vocational training. In fact, only 4.5%* – 6.3% men and 3.1% women – of the population aged 16 to 64 years have benefited from technical and vocational education and training.

*EICVM -Enquête Intégrale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages or Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey) -2009/2010

Project objective

Contribute to the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of women in District No. 10 of the Ouagadougou commune through the promotion of income-generating activities and micro-enterprises.


District No. 10 in the Ouagadougou commune.

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Project location / Burkina Faso - district No. 10 in the Ouagadougou commune
Region / Africa, Burkina Faso
Area / Lifelong and Livelihood Education, Vocational training
Duration / 2019 - 2021
The project covers / In 2019, 30 young girls and women learned to read, write, do arithmetic, manage and supervise their activities. Each has a business plan and a better knowledge of financing structures.
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