In Kpomassè, 60 km from Cotonou, Euphrasie DASSOUNDO has set up a processing unit for vegetables. She wants to reduce post-harvest losses.
Euphrasie started her company with 30,000 FCFA in 2013, and her main activity was to process tomato into paste. Her first challenge was to get people to accept the product which was quite new, and it took her a lot of patience and perseverance to keep going. Slowly, the product got accepted and she also started to process other products such as garlic, ginger and onion into paste.
“Our main goal is to help reduce post-harvest losses, make products available in households in Benin on a daily basis and then have a sustainable business too,” says Euphrasie.