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Funding Women's micro-projects in Abengourou

Funding Women's micro-projects in Abengourou
Dominique Ouattara offers checks of CFA 232 million
Funding Women's micro-projects in Abengourou
Funding Women's micro-projects in Abengourou

Nine (09) months after her first visit in Abengourou, First Lady Dominique Ouattara, once again, provided support to women in Abengourou. Indeed, thanks to the state visit in the Indénié-Djuablin, First Lady Dominique Ouattara offered, on Friday, September 18, 2015, checks of the Support Fund of Côte d’Ivoire Women (FAFCI) worth CFA francs 232 million and donations in kind and cash of 174 million FCFA to women Abengourou. The delivery ceremony of the gifts and the FAFCI checks took place within the premises of Abengourou CAFOP. As part of the gifts in kind, the First Lady Dominique Ouattara has offered all the necessary equipment for the strengthening and improvement of income-generating activities for women, but also for the improvement of the living conditions of the populations of the department. Thus, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has offered equipment for women’s cooperatives and groups engaged in agriculture. The traders, restaurant managers, and hairdressers have also benefited of donations to strengthen their activities. Social centers and women's centers have also received many gifts for their operation. In the field of education, kindergartens, primary schools, secondary and high schools received educational materials and cleaning products. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has also provided a brand new ambulance, biomedical materials and equipment for the health centers of the department. She also provided textbooks, tricycles and crutches for disabled people. The value of these donations in kind: CFA francs 170 million. The First Lady also gave CFA francs 4 million to the population.

As for each of the delivery ceremonies of the FAFCI checks, women were treated to a feast. Ehui Meiway Frédéric Anselme Seni and Mawa Traoré gave a festive dimension to this ceremony. The women of Abengourou department headed by the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara did not hide their pleasure. The tone went up a notch with the surprising arrival of President Alassane Ouattara, the surprise of the day, to women’s Abengourou. Indeed, President Alassane Ouattara held in person to testify his support to the happy beneficiaries of the FAFCI and donations of the First Lady.

FAFCI: CFA francs 500 million for the Indénié-Djuablin

When she took the floor, the First Lady Dominique Ouattara reiterated the goal of women's micro-project funding program. " the Support Fund for the Women of Côte d'Ivoire, was set up so as to make girls and women of all regions of our country benefit. The aim was to allow each recipient to start his own income generating activity, and thus contribute to the welfare of their family, "reminded Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. From an initial amount of CFA francs one billion, according to the First Lady, the FAFCI today has a capital of FCFA 8,000,000,000. "This increase has enabled the subsidy of nearly 100,000 micro-projects across the country and thus, help 100,000 families to live in better conditions," Mrs. Dominique Ouattara stated. Moreover, the wife of the head of state noted that, thanks to this state visit to the Indénié-Djuablin, it’s a total of CFA francs 500 million that have been made available to the women of region.

Mrs. Anne Desirée Ouloto, Minister of Solidarity, Family, Women and Children thanked the First Lady Dominique Ouattara for her actions for the empowerment of women. She urged women to union, solidarity, but also to manage well the funds made available to them. She ended by calling women to give their support to President Alassane Ouattara at the next election game.

Amoikon Kouakou Banga Patrick, the Mayor of Abengourou, thanked the generous donor for all her charities for all women in her town. For him, the women in his department only need support to be development actors. Eba Aya Akoua, spokesperson of the FAFCI beneficiaries thanked the First Lady Dominique Ouattara. On behalf of the happy beneficiaries, she promised that every effort will be taken for the efficient management of the funds at their disposal. The women of the department have offered food and non-food donations to the First Lady Dominique Ouattara. The ceremony ended in a festive atmosphere.

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