Goals and Objectives

The goal of Anti-Poverty Initiative (API) is to help reduce poverty in both urban and rural communities in Senegal through financial and technical interventions. The purpose is to bring about economic transformation in the lives of the underprivileged. Given adequate resources, API plans to eventually expand its poverty reduction operation to communities in neighboring African countries.

This program is in line with the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal number 3 that aims at eradicating poverty amongst women in vulnerable situations. Income generation is key to attaining this goal.

API’s objectives are to:

  • Provide micro-enterprise training to underprivileged Senegalese women.
  • Provide micro-loans, to the women who have received training, for income-generating micro-enterprise activities.
  • Provide a savings program for participating women as a means of promoting self-reliance.
  • Provide Family Financial Management training.