Description of the structure

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Historic of CRADIB

SAM_0959The initiative was of the young nationals of the Subprefecture of Glazoué in 1988 after an epidemic of chickenpox ,Smallpox and Guinea worm which were decimating the children and were making young people at the age of work disabled.Face to the extent of ravage(more than 100 people died in the situation), the young people decided to sensitize the population so that they fight that scourge.

The success in that sensitization campaign on the healing and preventive measures and the use of hygiene rules ;the prompt supportfrom the whole populationlevels and the expatriateAmerican peace corps volunteers permitted to start implementing other action such as :

  • The construction of bridges to make easier the transport of people to the health center in the subprefecture for cares.
  • The building of infirmaries and maternities to reduce the risks in death before and after birth giving and of children in rural areas.Thus CRADIB was created to support the continuity of the activities.

Presentation of the structure

 The Center of Research and Action for the Development It aims to improve the living conditions of the populations through economic ,social and cultural activities.

CRADIB’S Functioning and organization chart

In order to do a state of affairs of the structure funtioning,a general meeting is organised  once a year by the 15 leading members of CRADIB.Moreover a board of directors meets once a trimester or 4 times a year.Besides,the administratives committee meets monthly.The administrative committee consists of the Executif Secretary ,a Programm manager, a Statistician, an accountant ,a secretary and a supervisor.However ,apart from the permanent administrative committee the NGO works with non permanent members on contract to implement the different projects.

Target group

Cradib mainly works with rural women, particularly the associations of women who produce ,collect and transform farm produces coming from isolated populations.For example it is the case of the 72 village women’s cooperatives in Zou that produce,collect and transform cashew and Soya (CVFPCTAS –ZC) in communal Union (UCFPCTAS) and regional union(URFPCTAS ZC) .Those 72 coopertives are Shared in the seven communes of Zou in Zou and collines.

Intervention communes of CRADIB

This structure intervenes mostly in Zou and Colline departments,more precisety in 7 communes ,namely :Glazoué ,Bantè ,Savalou ,Dassa-Zoume ,Savè ,Ouessè and Djidja .

Technical and financial partner

To  achieve these goals ,CRADIB has financial and technical support from many partners.To the list of ancient partners among which some don’t continue collaborating ,namely .The women world day of prayer(JMPF) Germany ,Zou Collines departmental direction of environment in Benin ,the Association Europe ,Tiers –monde Belgium ,Women of Europe Belgium ,ETC/TTP ,the Hunger project Benin and the Fund 1%Switzerland.New partners have come to complete the list namely, GIZ/ProAgri and Prosol, SNV/PADA, AFP /ICCO/DEDRAS and JMPF German committee