Self-reliant for change

Women empowerment and training center in post conflit zone

Cause Première
Cause Première Ziguinchor, SN
Banding Gassama
Banding Gassama
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Project Overview

The difficulty in obtaining funding for local NGOs is pushing Cause Première to undertake financial empowerment through the production of handmade soap and the construction of a local fruit and vegetable processing center. This would ensure the financial empowerment of women involved in production and selling, and create employment for young people to prevent them from taking the dangerous route of clandestine emigration.

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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    20.000 EUR

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    Renovate our production of artisanal soap with the purchase of a soap compression machine, an oil extractor, a blender, and a cutting table. Women from Ziguinchor and nearby villages will be involved in the production (we provide then a professional training) and selling of the soap.

  2. Finish Stage:

    40.000 EUR

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    Create a center for the transformation of fruits and vegetables to make juices, by purchasing a solar dryer, a centrifuge, a blender, and a pasteurized. Young people, especially women will be involved in the production (we provide professional training) and selling of the juices.

Cause Première is an NGO born in 1995 in Ziguinchor to help the population during the conflict that has affected the Casamance region for years. Today, we are still on the ground. Even if the crisis has passed, the consequences are still visible. We have carried out many projects such as a kindergarten, reforestation of the island of Eloubalire, the village of Madina Boudialabe, and some areas of Ziguinchor, training, and job creation for women. We are currently building a center for women's health and for the design of bio-reusable sanitary napkins. Obtaining external funding is increasingly difficult for a local NGO like ours, but we cannot abandon important projects for the population. This is why we ask for a contribution to enable our organization to be financially autonomous one day. Your help will allow us to strengthen and renovate our handmade soap production center and build a processing center for local fruits and vegetables. These will not only be a source of funding for Cause Première but also of employment and professional training for the local population. This would prevent young people from taking the dangerous road of clandestine emigration.
Cause Première
Cause Première
Ziguinchor, SN

Cause Première is an NGO born in 1995 in Ziguinchor to help the population during the conflict that has affected the Casamance region for years. Today, we are still on the ground. We have carried out many projects such as a kindergarten for children, reforestation, and professional training for women. Now we need your help to become financially autonomous.

Banding Gassama
Banding Gassama
Ziguinchor, SN
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I am the founder of Cause Première, still working in the field and for the people of Casamance since 1995. I did not leave my region during the conflict, I tried to help with the little I had and from nothing, we built this organization that the UN now recognizes.

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