First Lady Dominique Ouattara and women, 10 years of mutual aid and solidarity (FAFCI)

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It has been 10 years since the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, has been committed to serving Ivorian women through the Support Fund for Women in Côte d’Ivoire (FAFCI), created in July 2012. Now with a capital of 25 billion FCFA, it has enabled 300,000 women to be independent or even more than 2 million people to get out of poverty.

According to the Ivorian daily, l’Intelligent d’Abidjan on Tuesday May 31, First Lady Dominique Ouattara will celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday June 4, 2022 with the women of the Bagoué region in Kouto (718 km from Abidjan) in northern Ivory Coast.

It will once again be an opportunity to gift them as it has done for 10 years with FAFCI cheques, donations in cash and materials of all kinds with a view to their empowerment.

The FAFCI, already 10 years at the service of Ivorian women

Created in July 2012 by decree n*2012-1106 in order to respond to an electoral promise by President Alassane Ouattara; that of providing assistance to women in Côte d’Ivoire, the FAFCI is a low-rate credit fund.

Endowed with a starting capital of 1 billion FCFA, it went successively to 10, 12, 20 to reach today 25 billion FCFA thanks to the success encountered with women. Can apply, women and women’s groups; women aged 21 and over; women with an income-generating activity project or women exercising an income-generating activity.

The FAFCI, a challenge for President Alassane Ouattara and his wife

Beyond a dream, creating a microfinance fund to help my Ivorian sisters to be autonomous was a challenge that I had set myself to take up. launched Dominique Ouattara in July 2021 during the celebration of Year 9 of the FAFCI. Today, with a reimbursement rate of 98%, the FAFCI has enabled 300,000 women to be independent.

In total, nearly 2 million people have been lifted out of poverty thanks to the FAFCI “, she rejoiced during the Caucus on the gender of the Cop15 at the beginning of May 2022 in Abidjan.

The First Lady Dominique Ouattara, the gift of self.

By entrusting part of his program to fight against poverty and illiteracy to his wife with the creation of the FAFCI, Alassane Ouattara was convinced of the latter’s rigor and good governance of public money.

Indeed, the one who became First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire since 2011 showed her evidence as a manager and development actor long before.
She was CEO of the AICI international group, a real estate company since 1979.

She was also CEO of EJD Inc, a company that has managed the Jacques Dessang Institute in Washington since 1996. So many privileges that she will give up to devote herself exclusively to her role as First Lady and to her Children Of Africa foundation created in 1998. A gift of his person that leaves no one indifferent today.

Philippe Kouhon

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