One of Education Togo’s main goals is the empowerment of women in our communities. Therefore, we are running five associations of savings banks, where groups of women pay a share every end of the week. At some point, they are permitted to take out a grant if they need funding for a special investment. The bank-project is self-financing and independent, Education Togo only has to provide technical assistance.
On the 1st of May, the International Worker’s Day, our communities reflected on the progress made so far and remembered the importance of promoting independence and entrepreneurship amongst women. This project is meant to support our women in achieving these goals for themselves as well as for their daughters.
We are looking forward to watch these groups grow bigger and bigger and see the positive outcome of their work.