Réseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina (RCPB) - Pilot-project at the level of Caisse de Kaya

Start Year:
2017
End Year:
2019
Country:
Burkina Faso
Region:
Africa
Budget (€):
30,000
Budget range (€):
5.000 - 100.000
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Cera
BRS
KBC
Partners:
FCPB

Project Objectives

Together with Trias NGO, the overal objective is to connect the farmers cooperatives to the RCPB.

One one side, farmers cooperatives have to structure themselves, develop their services to the members so as to become a key partner for the RCPB in its efforts to reach the smallholder farmers. On the other hand, the RCPB has to specialize its structure and adapt its products so as to understand the needs of the clients and offer attractive solutions.   

Among other things, BRS intervention is related to :

  • Support to the RCPB for the development of a global and coherent strategy regarding agri-finance.
  • Exchange experience on the organization and management of a specialized agri-finance department
  • Strengthening the capacity of loan officers in agricultural profitability evaluation .
  • Support for the development and provision of agricultural financial products adapted to the needs of producer organization

In 2017, BRS has facilitated a workshop gathering RCPB and farmers cooperatives representatives resulting in the first cycles of loan disbursements and repayments.  BRS has also facilitated the design of a commercial calender in order to ensure the timely disbursement and repayment schemes of the loans.

In 2018, BRS intends to work on the strategic and organizational approach.   

Summary

• Founded in 1972 with the support of DID, the Réseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina Faso (RCPB) is by far the largest MFI in Burkina Faso.

• The Network has 39 independent credit unions with 189 branches.
• The Caisses Populaires of Burkina Faso (FCPB) is the umbrella organization of the RCPB, comprising the headquarters based in Ouagadougou and 5 regional offices ("delegations").
• The Caisse Populaire de Kaya is attached to the Center's delegation (Ouagadougou) and has 41 employees spread over 6 branches.
• 45% of the loan portfolio is dedicated to farmers and 55% to employees and traders.

A majority of the the population in Burkina is active in the agricultural sector, often at the small scale level.  RCPB is willing to improve its outreach towards rural and farmers population to help them improving their productivity, incomes and ultimately their livelihoods.   

 

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