In a small Nigerien village of Guidan Gaba, in the Dosso region, women from the Gani ya kori ji cooperative process peanuts into different by-products. One popular food product is Koulikouli, which means peanut cake in Hausa language, or alternatively Gontalli in Zarma language. The processing of peanut cake is a real income-generating activity for these women and contributes to improving their daily living conditions.
Hajia Dijé Ibrahim is 58 years old. She is the founder of the Gani ya kori ji cooperative. She is one of the most influential women in the village, due to the production, processing and marketing of peanut products. For more than 12 years, Hajia has mobilized the women of her village to practice processing. According to her, marketing of processed products, particularly peanut cake, can lead to the women's economic empowerment. Among the processed by-products, there is also peanut oil and paste. However, peanut cake is still the most popular product for low-income consumers.