Socioeconomic Dynamics Analysis of Women Entrepreneurship: Case of Shea Nuts Processors in North Benin

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Women Association, Entrepreneurship, Dynamic Socio Economic, Shea Butter, Benin
Authors:
Guy, Nouatin; Honorat, Edja
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
3
Number:
1
Pages:
9-13
Month:
January
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Abstract:
The autonomy of rural women gets through initiation and enterprise of income generating activities. Although widespread in northern Benin, the processing business of shea nut to shea butter is exercised by the majority of women. Classified in the informal sector, women entrepreneurs in rural areas is an opportunity for women to contribute to the improvement of household living conditions without being dependent on her husband. So it goes beyond the pursuit of profit. Therefore, the study on the processing of shea nuts to shea butter at N'Dali in North Benin consisted of a random survey of 81 women from three women groups of shea nut processing in shea butter with which semi-structured interviews were also conducted. The results of this study show that, 48% of women surveyed are undertaking for money reasons. The profit margin is 3240 FCFA per 10 liters of shea butter.
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