An agency, Caurie microfinance, is setting up in the capital of Fouladou, to the delight of thousands of women seeking funding to develop income-generating activities. The branch of this microfinance institution was inaugurated in recent weeks by the Minister of Microfinance, Social and Solidarity Economy. Zahra Iyane Thiam, on this occasion, identified the opportunities offered by this institution to vulnerable groups including women and young people. Faced with the rampant poverty in this region where funding for women is low, despite the few interventions of goodwill, the Caurie agency will contribute considerably to the access of women and young people to credit. Indeed, she explains, Caurie microfinance’s mission is to “contribute sustainably to the economic and social advancement of vulnerable populations, mainly women, by offering them appropriate financial products and services”. It thus announces: “A protocol of partnership agreements establishing a guarantee fund for an initial amount of FCfa 100 million and whose purpose is to facilitate and promote the financing of entrepreneurship in women and young people, already links Caurie microfinance to my department.” The Minister of Microfinance, Social and Solidarity Economy indicated that this line of credit will be substantially reinforced so that these players in the social and solidarity economy can have more of the means necessary to develop their various activities.
This makes Aye Diallo say that women’s access to financing is a lever against poverty and also an asset for keeping children in school structures or other qualifying training structures.
Zahra Iyane Thiam affirms that the roadmap set out by her ministerial department, in particular for the year 2022, stipulates that most of the actions will be devoted to supporting and structuring the actors of the social and solidarity economy, so that they play a fundamental role in reviving the national economy post-Covid 19.
By Aladji BADJILANG – [email protected]