In the village of Ati Apedokoe, 90 km from the capital Lomé, the approximately 2,000 inhabitants live mainly from agriculture, livestock and small businesses. Since many women have not had the opportunity to attend school, the project aims to help 50 women to feed their families. Materials, seeds and equipment to enable the cultivation of pineapple and teak are to be provided. Giving the women their own income will have a direct impact on their living and working conditions, and the children will benefit from better nutrition.
50 women were supported with work equipment like plastic boots, sprayers, hoes, cutters, gloves, watering cans and raincoats in order to enable them to work in the mud while avoiding skin diseases. In addition, essential medicines were purchased to equip the village’s health center with a minimum of material which was urgently required. Teak and pineapple seedlings were planted and the women are awaiting their growth and harvest in order to contribute to economic income and use for firewood production.