GIE Experna is a social enterprise created in 2007 that promotes the role of women in Senegal. The project, carried out in the small, disadvantaged town of Goudiry in Senegal, was the result of collaboration between Oxfam Intermón and the Esade team. Its objective was to carry out a strategic diagnosis that would help GIE Experna to plan for the future and increase its production capacity.
The main objective of the project is to create wealth in a disadvantaged region through agroforestry work centred on cultivating and replanting baobab trees.
Other (no less important) objectives pursued by GIE Experna include:
- Helping to create jobs, especially for women.
- Raising the income level of women and young harvesters.
- Training women in leadership, investment and entrepreneurship.