The micro-credit and micro-finance project in Burundi entitled “You can do it!”, has started its journey by training the animators who will help members of the local communities to make their projects a reality and start up income-generating activities.
This training course aims to provide facilitators with the necessary skills to better monitor and support community microcredit groups.
The training course will strengthen the capacities to create, monitor and support micro-projects undertaken by community members so that they can improve the living conditions of the communities in which they operate.
But who are the animators and what do they do in the project?
They are called “community animators” because they are local people whose activities will take place most of the time in the villages, alongside those who are running the projects.
Their task is to support people in studying the feasibility of income-generating activities, identify any difficulties by helping people to deal with them and, in the event of failure, study the causes together with the community, providing solutions for more effective, solid and profitable management.
The community leaders will accompany the microcredit groups in seven provinces of the country.