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Photo Story: Empowering Women Cross-Border Traders

Published on August 09, 2018

IMG_6533.JPGThe Rusumo One-Stop Border Post serves women cross-border traders from both Rwanda and Tanzania in East Africa. Through a USAID Hub grant, the Agribusiness Focused Partnership Organization (AGRIFOP) is empowering these women cross-border traders through a series of trainings under the Cross-Border Women Traders’ Capacity Building Project. AGRIFOP is providing training on cross-border trade requirements, procedures, documentation and regulations, grain quality standards and warehouse management. The women are excited about the learning outcomes!

" I learned the benefit of joining trading groups and associations as this makes access to finance easier. For example, if a client needs products in bulk and you don’t have enough stock, you can visit a fellow member of the group to assist in sustaining the order,” said Mukarutesi Annasiatha, cross-border grain trader in Rusumo, Rwanda.

Here is their story...