• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Women are called on to team up in cooperatives to increase production


Mar 9, 2023

BUJUMBURA March 9th (ABP) – The cooperative of women artists and craftswomen of Burundi (COFAAB), organized, on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, an exhibition on the occasion of the month dedicated to women, under the theme “Art and crafts: products of the Burundian woman, 2nd Edition”.

The Director General of Trade within the Ministry in charge of Trade, Mr. Pascal Barutwanayo, thanked the women members of COFAAB for having organized that exhibition in order to celebrate International Women’s Day. Mr. Barutwanayo, on behalf of the ministry, thanked those women for their self-development vision. He specified that there is no sustainable development without the contribution of women. The ministry encouraged those women and called on them to work harder to prepare to participate in an East African exhibition scheduled for December 2023 in Burundi. He took the opportunity to wish them to be model women in arts and crafts by asking them to raise the other women who are still behind. Mr. Barutwanayo did not fail to point out that the government of Burundi is ready to support them financially and help them prepare such exhibitions to win markets, specifying that it is planned, in late June, in Gitega, an exhibition called “made in Burundi”.

                                                           View of the products exhibited

He reminded the participants of that exhibition that the arts are small businesses that help people develop. He asked them to work in synergy to produce many well-made objects to attract customers.

For her part, the chairperson of COFAAB, Mrs. Evelyne Ndikumana, reminded those women that they are capable of carrying out several activities at the same time, inviting all women to invest in increasing production.

On the part of Divine Kabirori participating in that exhibition, such an exhibition allows to have customers and to make known their address and their goods.