Saving Succès-fully: How VSLAs are Strengthening Women’s Economic Cooperation

The Succès Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) group was formed in 2019 in the village of Aboudé, Côte d’Ivoire. Every Sunday, forty women meet in the BECIDA cooperative director’s garden to pool their savings and take out loans. During these meetings, they share personal experiences and offer each other advice and…

Community Development

In addition to supporting individual farmers, we are committed to supporting the development of resilient local communities. This involves working closely with local NGOs, governments, farmer cooperatives, and Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in order to provide the kind of support which can best serve the communities with whom we work. We understand thatContinue reading “Community Development”


Country: Côte d’Ivoire In Côte d’Ivoire, Beyond Beans aims to stimulate the commercial distribution of improved cookstoves to support forest conservation and the livelihoods of farming communities. These stoves significantly decrease household air pollution, help households save on fuel expenditure, and they reduced the time spent collecting firewood. The project, known as ProcarBOOH (Booh meansContinue reading “Cookstoves”