Our Program model
Africa Development Promise serves as a catalyst to accelerate the development of sustainable, well managed, and profitable cooperatives.
The cooperative model is a natural extension of the neighborhood and kinship system that has helped rural communities survive. It allows members to pool resources to create economies of scale. Cooperatives are also structured to balance member needs, community welfare, and the need for profitability. Unlike conventional businesses, cooperatives offer all members an equal stake and they share the responsibility through the good or hard times—one member, one vote. The governments of Rwanda and Uganda also promote cooperative enterprises as a tool to reach their development goals.
To create resilient, well managed, and profitable cooperatives. Africa Development Promise has adopted multi-faceted approach.
WHERE WE WORK
Currency: Rwanda Franc (RWF)
Population: 12.2 million
Main Exports: Tea, Coffee and Hides
Main Food and Agriculture Commodities: Plantain, Irish Potatoes and Cassava
Official languages: Kinyarwanda, French, & English
Currency: Ugandan Shilling
Population: 36.3 million
Main Exports: Tea, Cotton, Tobacco
Main Food and Agriculture Commodities: Plantains, Cassava, Potatoes, Sorghum, Corn, and Groundnuts
Official Languages: English and Swahili