TilgrY is a social venture that mobilizes resources in rural communities to impact women’s social and economic conditions, in order to reach sustainable development of entire communities in Burkina Faso.
The name TilgrY is a combination of two words: Tilgré and Yinga. These words are in Mooré, a language spoken by the majority of the populations of Burkina Faso (West Africa). Tilgré means Better living and Yinga means For. TilgrY means then For better living.
None of the twelve banks that currently operate in Burkina Faso provide adapted services to women (50.28% of the population) in rural areas. In some rural areas, women organize and respond to their financial needs through “money games” within cooperatives. By plugging the gap left by the mainstream financial institutions, we seek to improve the standard of living of rural women particularly and their communities in general.
Even though our concern is more about socioeconomic justice for women and communities development that any other interest, we proudly define TilgrY as a for-profit organization. We have the conviction that the best approach to fight poverty is through a model that engages communities and hold them collectively or individually accountable and responsible for their direct concerns.
Our mission is to combat poverty by promoting a model of business that grows along with communities’ aspirations, empowering and promoting women leadership.