As a young woman, Karidja dreamed of becoming a great trader who would travel through the regions of Côte d'Ivoire. Unfortunately, she never had enough money to start a business. Her father's financial difficulties forced her to leave the city.
She decides to settle in the village of Brihiri to start a new life as a farmer. She has had a small plot of ½ ha on which she grows irrigated rice for 10 years now.
Karidja takes care of her 7 children thanks to her small plot. She wants to expand her field by adding ½ hectare of rice.
For Karidja, the realization of this project is like a new beginning, because she says: "Rice is very consumed in our region. Increasing my income will allow me to take better care of my small tribe.