Cameroon is a country with about 26.6 million inhabitants. It borders Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Atlantic Ocean. The largest cities are the capital Yaoundé and the port city Douala. The latter is an important hub for the landlocked member states of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
DGRV works in a partnership approach with MUFID Union (Union des Mutuelles Financières de Développement).
Our project work with MUFID Union includes among many other to improve the role of cooperatives in agricultural financing. Strengthening and stabilising cooperative structures and their network structures improves access to agricultural finance products, especially for the rural population.
The Union des Mutuelles Financières de Développement is the Apex-Body of the MUFID network in Cameroon. The MUFID network has more than 110 service points in the ten regions of Cameroon and has more than 250,000 members. It is a microfinance institution of the first category as classified by the Banking Commission of Central Africa (COBAC). It was created on 30/10/2019, registered in the Register of Cooperatives on 22/11/2019, approved by COBAC on 17/12/2019 and accredited by the Monetary Authority of Cameroon on 22/04/2020.
The Department of Cooperatives is responsible for the registration, audit, supervision, promotion, education, and training of all cooperatives in Cameroon.
With assistance of the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development DGRV implements a co-operative development project in Kenya since 2017. Within the framework of this project, DGRV promotes in particular access to educational opportunities and training for Co-operatives. Local project partners and national stakeholders also regard these training measures as a central […]More
The DGRV Uganda Country Project commenced operations in July 2019, legally instituted as a non-profit International Non-Government Organisation (INGO). It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through DGRV’s supra-regional Project; “Promotion of Cooperative Structures in East Africa” as a contribution to strengthening and improving livelihoods livelihoods the rural […]More
In the small landlocked country of Eswatini we work with a well-established and prosperous cooperative sector which we supported and accompanied in the last couple of years to establish the National Cooperative Federation of Eswatini (NCFE) recognized by the government as the only Apex-body of the entire sector. DGRV is and will support the NCFE […]More