Period : 2021 – 2023
Country : Burkina Faso (North Central and West Central regions)
Donor : Global Affairs Canada
Partner : IMPACT
Overall objective :
Promotion of a more responsible gold artisanal mining sector in Burkina Faso while contributing to peace building within artisanal mining communities.
- A total of 54 AVECs were created out of 1,326 members: 177 men and 1,149 women (80% women) More than half of the AVEC members live mainly from the EMAPE (around 75% in the Center-North and 40% in the Center-West).
- Over the course of a year, its members saved 79,886,625 CFA francs. Approximately 5,600 USD saved per month per member.
- They have set up a solidarity fund of 4,632,700 CFA francs. Most of the members, 94% of the women and 87% of the men, signed loans with their AVEC.