Kassambara Bara

Farmer-to-Farmer/MAVEN hired Ms. Diane Griffin from Feb.28 – March 16, 2012 to support Fish Dealers Women Cooperative as “Kemelomo” in Mopti region in Mali (West Africa). Diane trained 29 women and 21 Men cooperative members to improve their business skills and management. During the training sessions, Diane adapted the ILO’s “Leadership Training Manual for Women Leaders of Cooperative”. Ms. Diane showed professionalism though her way of training illiterate adult people: Assessing their practices, considering their knowledge, show options of solutions and help them to make decision for action. At the end of the training session, participants already showed interest by asking for other capacity building like: Business planing, Marketing, processing. Moreover, attendees were impressed by an American woman teaching African illiterate women. The training was memorable.