BUJUMBURA August 6th (ABP) – The “Ntawutoterimbere” cooperative brings together small traders in associations to help them self-develop and support them in development, the leader of that cooperative, Mr. Evariste Bizimana told a check by ABP on Tuesday August 3 during an interview.
According to Mr. Bizimana, that cooperative, located in the Kamenge zone, in Ntahangwa commune, was created by 50 traders who had the idea of getting together.
The cooperative already has 40 groups of small traders, he said, noting that each group is made up of 25 members. Each member of the group must pay 500 BIF per month to fund the cash-box and pay a contribution of 5000 BIF per month.
In that cooperative, members raise pigs in the Ngagara neighborhood. They thus reach 523 pigs and have hired young people to feed them and two veterinary technicians to treat them, he stressed, adding that this contributes to reducing unemployment.
To obtain a good yield, it is necessary to take care of the breed, the feed and the hygienic conditions, said Mr. Bizimana, adding that a lot of Burundians raise pigs for manure. However, he said, this livestock can be done for food and marketing. He also said that in the event of a sale, a pig is sold between 500,000 and 600,000 BIF.
Mr. Bizimana is delighted that with this cooperative he is able to meet the needs of his family. He makes a strong appeal to traders to come together in associations for self-development.