Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Togolese Lemonade Stand (Entreprises Vacanaces)

The last two months have included lots of trainings for our female CEG (middle school) students. We've been learning about how to start, run and do budgeting for small businesses. Middle school education isn't free here and unfortunately people will still choose to pay for their son's school fees rather than their daughters. Entreprise Vacances was created to give girls a way to earn money over the vacation so that they can come for the school fees come fall. The girls have finished the training and are pictured below with their certificates of completion. The girls whose business plans are accepted will receive loans of up to 10 000 CFA (20 USD) in the next month or so. 

Myself, David the Plan Togo Volunteer, the girls and my principal. 

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