ASMADE (Association Songui Manegré/Aide au Développement Endogène)

Project Description

Empowering female providers of street food in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, by strengthening their economic and technical skills

Burkina Faso

Amount: € 267,811.00

Overview

The aim of the ASMADE (Association Songui Manegré/Aide au Développement Endogène) project was to strengthen the economic and technical capacity of street food female vendors in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to increase their income and advance participation in decision-making in the local community. The project aim at assisting female vendors with improving meeting the standards of preparation, as well as the handling and selling of street food. It fostered greater participation in local street food sector associations and led to the creation of new small businesses. The certification of street food microbusinesses that met appropriate standards was achieved and this facilitated access to reputable micro-finance sources for the vendors. Training programmes were presented that covered all aspects of street food vending as well as explaining sound technical and financial management.