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Katharina Fegebank the new patron for AMPO microcredits

Katharina Fegebank the new patron for AMPO microcredits

In October 2020 Katrin Rohde had yet another important meeting at the Hamburg City Hall. The Deputy Mayor of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Katharina Fegebank (Green Party), received Katrin Rohde to discuss the situation in Burkina Faso and at AMPO in particular.
The country is struggling with many problems including terrorist activities, poverty and Corona. Food supplies are short and the UN is warning against catastrophic famine in the Sahel region. Many people, especially women, can no longer work independently. Street markets have been partially closed and it is now almost impossible to sell home-grown produce.

This new situation has had a major impact on AMPO where every day hundreds of women with their infants queue outside the gates asking for food, medicine or clothing.
We are so glad that Katharina Fegebank realises the urgency of the situation and has become patron of the AMPO project to finance microcredits. The project offers groups of women start-up capital for them to work independently in various areas and thus provide for their families. A microcredit for one woman costs around €40 per year. Should one of the women drop out, the other women in the group step in. Empowerment, solidarity and increased self-esteem is what microcredits can do.

Photo: Senate Press Office of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

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