Having dropped out of school at a very early age and being passionate about vegetable farming, Fatiya followed her brothers' path into the field to cultivate a piece of land at a young age.
Thanks to her enrolment in the SIFA (Sites Intégrés de Formation Agricole) integrated agricultural training school in 2013, she learned vegetable farming techniques and started growing onions, cabbage and lettuce at the end of her training.
SIFA is a short-term qualifying training that enables young people to quickly master and implement new agricultural activities on their own family farm in order to diversify and secure the family's income.
A few years ago, Fatiya started her micro-enterprise for onion production. This generates enough income to enable her to hire some young people from SIFA to help her develop her business.