Entrepreneurs du Monde's programs in Togo
Togo's geographical, historical and economic setting
8.3 M inhabitants
167th/189th HDI ranking
39%of the population is unemployed or inactive
Togo has 5 regions and is 1/10th the size of France. It is bordered by Burkina Faso to the north, by Benin to the east and by Ghana to the west.
The Togolese population, particularly the young people, suffers from underemployment due to the lack of technical training and business structures (the economy being very informal). At the same time, the increase in population and therefore the production of waste generates pollution and significant health risks.
Most of the waste is sent to the Aképé landfill area, dumped in the street or burned. The waste recycling sector is still undeveloped and needs to be strengthened to improve the health conditions of the Togolese people and create sustainable and decent environment friendly jobs.
Entrepreneurs du Monde’s programs in Togo
The first studies and diagnoses by Entrepreneurs du Monde in Togo took place in 2009 and 2011.
In 2012, Entrepreneurs du Monde initiated Assilassimé, a social microfinance organisation for the most vulnerable which includes people living with HIV and people with disabilities. Microfinance accreditation was obtained in 2015.
In 2013, Entrepreneurs du Monde also set up an energy access program, MIVO Energie. It aims to make modern cooking and lighting technologies such as solar lamps, improved fuel-saving stoves and gas stoves accessible to all and particularly to the poorest people:
The distribution of the products started in September 2014. The association was recognised in January 2017. MIVO obtained NGO status in October 2018.
In 2018, Entrepreneurs du Monde initiated MIAWODO, its first program to support the creation of very small businesses and professional integration in Togo.