Sissili: An association equips 45 displaced women with saponification techniques


Ouagadougou: The association of young entrepreneurs of the Center-West region equipped 45 internally displaced women on saponification techniques from June 24 to 28, 2024 in Léo.

‘This training of 45 displaced women is part of the activities of the association of young entrepreneurs of the Center-West region (AJECO) whose aim is to create income-generating activities (AGR) for the benefit of these women,’ indicated the president of AJECO, Alexis Zongo.

For five days, the participants acquired a better knowledge of the methods and strategies for manufacturing quality products to better conquer the market.

According to Mr. Zongo, the activity benefited from financial and technical support from the Support Fund for Vocational Training and Apprenticeship (FAFPA)-Burkina.

‘The 45 women entrepreneurs trained are now able to embrace the field of soap making as an income-generating activity,’ he reassured.

And to add that ‘We wish to support them in the sale of their products with the support of local authoritie
s and technical and financial partners (PTF).

To do this, Alexis Zongo invited the beneficiaries to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the training to produce quality and competitive products on the market.

For him, every entrepreneur must seize the security crisis as an opportunity and allow people who have lost everything to always maintain hope.

‘It is this spirit that guided the association of young entrepreneurs of the Center-West to initiate a project to support 500 displaced women from the Center-West region,’ he noted.

The president of AJECO expressed his gratitude and thanks to FAFPA whose financial and technical support enabled the smooth running of the activity.

The president of the special delegation of the commune of Léo, Kassoum Koalaga, the high commissioner of the province of Sissili, Tewendé Isaac Sia praised the association for its initiative.

They also expressed their gratitude to FAFPA for its support. They also reassured AJECO of their availability to support them in th
e implementation of their activities for the well-being of the populations.

The provincial authorities invited the trained displaced women to use the equipment made available to them for soap making, in order to support themselves and provide for the needs of their families

Source: Burkina Information Agency