In Boudry, in the Plateau-Central region, the arrival of the Sanbrado Mining Company (SOMISA) has led to the displacement of the local population. Gold panning, which used to be the main activity of the local people, has become impossible to carry out.
To mitigate this impact, the mine set up a community development programme. This programme has enabled local men and women to be trained in a number of trades. The mine has also facilitated the construction of three schools, a health centre and the installation of solar lighting in five establishments.
The mine has also taken action through specialised structures to help the beneficiaries of the training to become socio-economically independent.