Although the ISUKU project empowers women in terms of income generation, due to lack of training in business management and financial services, access to credit is difficult and sometimes impossible for them. This limits their baseline and restricts them from achieving full and sustainable financial autonomy.
This inspired the launch of TERINTAMBWE which was designed to promote women’s sustainable financial autonomy. Through his project, we provide business advice and training in financial skills via SMS, we facilitate linkages with markets, advice on production improvement and diversification production, and assist women to better manage their businesses. 10.000 women across Burundi are currently being trained through this program. Most of these women are members of village associations and cooperatives initiated by other organisations such as CARE Burundi.