Women Potato Entrepreneurship Project

Country: Guinea
Project details
Services:
Access to finance
Capacity building
Enterprise development
Crops:
Roots and tubers

Women Potato Entrepreneurship Project (PEP-FEM)

Title: Women Potato Entrepreneurship Project (PEP-FEM), 2021 - 2022

Donor: Belgian Cooperation / ENABEL

Goal 

The overall objective of the project is to support entrepreneurship and improve the performance of active and aspiring women entrepreneurs in the potato value chain of the Mamou region of the Republic of Guinea.

What we do

This is a separate grant agreement, that comes in as an additional component to the Potato Entrepreneurship Project (PEP), aiming specifically to promote women entrepreneurship. EUCORD will take action to:

  1. Identify beneficiaries and development of a capacity building plan
  2. Build the capacity of active and aspiring women entrepreneurs: financial education and literacy trainings in particular
  3. Facilitation of business relations, formalization of MSMEs and access to finance

The beneficiaries of the project will be mainly 1,400 women producers and their representative groups (UGAS and FPFD), as well as 70 agro-entrepreneurs focused on production, the provision of inputs, processing units or marketing activities. Beneficiaries may be the same as the ones targeted under the PEP, but with differentiated support.