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First Lady hands over FAFCI checks and made donations in-kind valued at 75 million CFA francs to women

First Lady hands over FAFCI checks and made donations in-kind valued at 75 million CFA francs to women
First Lady hands over the FAFCI checks and made donations in-kind valued at 75 million CFA francs to women
The presidential Couple
The presidential Couple

First Lady Dominique Ouattara launched, on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at ‘‘la  place de la Paix’‘ in Man, the delivery phase of checks to beneficiaries of the Support Fund for Women of Côte d'Ivoire (FAFCI). Women, from Man; Zouhan-Hounien; Kouibli; Facobli and Danané, have felowshipped, in a festive atmosphere, with their host, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. A festive ceremony certainly an important, which also recorded the presence of the President of the Republic, Alassane Ouattara and the members of his government. These are three 300 women from diverse backgrounds, who received each a check, of a a total of value 30 million CFA Francs. The prevailing blazing sun did not blunt the enthusiasm and the desire of Tonkpi women to thank the First Lady for her many concerns about them. And as usual, Dominique Ouattara came in addition to the checks FAFCI, the hands full of gifts for her sisters of the 18 mountains region. Indeed, she made donations worth 75 million CFA Francs to Tonkpi women. Indeed, to women's cooperatives and groups, the First Lady offered 15 hullers and mills, 80 field pulverizers, 500 watering cans, 1000 grinders, 1000 machetes, 100 wheelbarrows. To the different maternities, she offered 20 delivery and examination tables, 30 delivery boxes, 50 Moses baskets, and 200 antennal care inciting kits. In the social field, the First Lady offered 04 stoves, 04 freezers, 10 sewing machines, lots of sewing equipment and lots of hairdressing equipment. Always concerned about the education of young children, she offered to Dominique Ouattara College of Man, 15 computers, a printer and 15 computer tables for the media room, and also lots of books for the library. For the schools and the colleges of Man, she offered 200 geometric sets, 50 boxes of chalk, 10 sports uniforms and 05 footballs. She also provided donations to school canteens and childcare centers and orphanages of Man. In addition, the presidential couple offered cash donations of 5 million CFA Francs to Man people. A shower of gifts that people in 18 Mountains have enjoyed at their fair value.

Women, Engines of Ddevelopment
Family photo with the first 300 beneficiaries of microprojects financing funds.
Family photo with the first 300 beneficiaries of microprojects financing funds.

Adressing women, the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara reiterated President Alassane Ouattara’s faith of in their potential to effectively fight against poverty. So she invited her sisters to be development actors in their region for the welfare of Tonkpi people. "President Alassane Ouattara believes in us and knows that women can play a key role in the development of a nation," she revealed, adding: "In fact, they are numerous, those women who support their families, enroll their children to school and allow our country to take on major economic and social challenges. " This is the reason why she insisted that the Head of State ,Alassane Ouattara made the promotion of women's skills, but also through the FAFCI, he provides an opportunity for women to play their role as vector for development in the social fabric. Continuing, the First Lady announced that the Head of State promised to grant another billion CFA francs to fund the program and make it successful. She stressed that the FAFCI will allow women to finance their activities and improve the living conditions of their families. She further revealed that since the fund's inception in December, thousands of women have joined the operation and check presentation will continue in the Tonpki and other parts of the country, for all other women.

First Lady Dominique Ouattara hands over FAFCI first checks
First Lady Dominique Ouattara hands over FAFCI first checks

The First Lady also put women on a mission to start reconciliation process in the region. Recognizing that there can be no development without peace and reconciliation, she asked her sisters to appropriate the current process for the happiness of the region.
Meanwhile the President of the Republic, Alassane Ouattara, reminded the people of Man that during the election campaign, he promised to put women at the heart of its development policy. For this reason, according to him, the FAFCI was created. Also, he welcomed the fact that women will engage in activities to support their households.
Ouattara Ardiata, representative of UNACOOPEC-CI took stock of the microproject-financing program in the 18 Mountains. Thus, she found that more than 200,000 women enrolled for the Fund, following the launch of the program, on December 14th, 2012. This first wave of 300 for women, she says, is only for Man commune. The other women in the Tonkpi region will be given their funding in the next few days.
Bamba Anta, Man beneficiaries spokesperson thankeg the First Lady for the funds made available to women in Côte d'Ivoire.
The First Lady will inaugurate, next Saturday, the multimedia room of Dominique Ouattara young women college of Man.

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