In Burkina Faso the artisanal milling of edible rice is almost fully in the hands of about 16,000 women. To get the highest possible yield from the processed ‘paddy rice’, they mostly parboil the rice (‘riz étuvé). In 2014-2016 UDERD (the Departmental Union of Rice Milling Women) in Douna built a center for the processing of rice. This was possible thanks to the support offered by Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs among others. Representatives of UDERD have since taken over management of the center and handle the selling of the processed rice. These women have shown that they are indeed the backbone of economic growth.
PURPOSEThis project aims to encourage and develop entrepreneurship and the competitive edge of the women who mill the rice in the form of a franchise model.
BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURSDonations requested
- 2019: € 32.050
- 2020: € 27.050
- 2021: € 31.300