Entrepreneurs du Monde's programs in Togo
Togo's geographical, historical and economic setting
7.2 M inhabitants
162th HDI ranking
57 years old life expectancy
Togo has 5 regions and represents 1/10th of France in area. It is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, to the east by Benin and to the west by Ghana.
Togo benefits from the economic dynamism linked to the autonomous port of Lomé, the only deep water port in the Gulf of Guinea. Pharmaceutical companies, vegetable oil manufacturers, computer assemblers, cosmetics distributors, dental technicians and road transport companies are located in its free zone. It is the fifth largest producer of phosphates in the world. These assets allow Togo to post an economic growth of 3.9% per year.
However, 62% of the population still lives below the poverty line and Togo ranks 167th in the Human Development Index.
Entrepreneurs du Monde’s programs in Togo
Entrepreneurs du Monde’s initial studies and diagnostics in Togo were undertaken in 2009 and 2011.
In 2012, Entrepreneurs du Monde set up Assilassimé, a social microfinance organisation specifically for those most deprived; in particular, the disabled and those living with HIV. Microfinance certification was obtained in 2015.
In 2013, Entrepreneurs du Monde also set up an Access to Energy programme, MIVO Energie, which provides access for all, especially the most deprived, to modern cooking and lighting technology: solar lamps, more efficient stoves, and gas stoves. Distribution began in September 2014, and it became registered as an association in January 2017.
In 2018, Entrepreneurs du Monde initiated MIAWODO, its first program to support the creation of VSEs and professional insertion in Togo.