SED: Small Enterprise Development
Project purpose: The Togolese private sector will increase its human development capital by improving its business skills and management practices.
Volunteers working in the SED sector offer business training and consulting to members of credit unions, women’s informal savings groups, and youth and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The goal of this project is to improve basic business and entrepreneurial skills and foster opportunities for growth and job creation in Togo’s small business sector. Workshops covering accounting, finance, marketing, and feasibility studies are offered to groups of tailors, retailers, merchants, market women, and other entrepreneurs. In addition, Volunteers advise and help entrepreneurs, trade associations, and NGOs take advantage of information and communication technologies to help improve management and extend outreach.
|A Case Study in Artisanal Entrepreneurial Development|
has been the Associate Peace Corps Director for the SED Program
since January 2007.
The Associate Peace Corps Directors (APCDs) are responsible for programming and administration. They provide Volunteers with support for their projects. This includes assuring that Volunteers have suitable work and adequate living arrangements and collaborating with other agencies and individuals involved in Volunteer assignments and projects.
Peace Corps Togo has given me the chance to spend two years living in a vibrant community and experiencing a truly rich culture. From the anticipation of market days to the joy of the arrival of the rainy season, it has been a time that I'll never forget.William Vu, Togo SED RPCV 2008 - 2010