A bright future for 40 young girls- dependents of AVEGA

Increasing the growth of business in the Kivu Belt Region is key for a booming tourism destination. Forty young girls – unemployed secondary school leavers and dependents of AVEGA – received training on bakery, pastry and entrepreneurship. The training organized by AVEGA with the support of Eco-Emploi Programme started from 17th September to 5th October 2018. The aim of the training was to equip the beneficiaries with production and managerial skills in bakery and pastry as well as skills in entrepreneurship in order to establish their own businesses in their home areas.

The training covered all the steps of baking preparation and cooking including mixing, panning, baking, cooling, de-panning up to the packing and keeping stage of a final product. Additionally, the young girls got the opportunity to learn about management skills including store management, cost calculation, recording of business transactions, marketing basics, etc.

The trained young girls are expected to start their own businesses upon completion of the training and to boost the tourism activities in the Kivu belt region. AVEGA will facilitate them to get access to loans. Eco-Emploi Programme strengthens skill-upgrading activities. In that regards, through Business Group Counselling approach, the trained girls will also receive business advisory support after they have opened their small businesses.
The Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi) is a Rwandan-German Development Cooperation programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.