L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso

Since 2008, two associations created by L'OCCITANE employees have committed to supporting female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. The programs “Nord et Sud” and “Projets de Femmes” have allowed, once again this year, many local women to develop their own business.
By Angélique Jurquet

Nearly 4,000 kilometers from Provence as the crow flies, L'OCCITANE employees support the women of Burkina Faso. This fine act of solidarity came into existence in 2008 in the form of two separate associations, both working towards the same goal, that of allowing the women of Burkina Faso to develop profitable businesses and thus to become more independent.

This year, 662 women were trained by eight L'OCCITANE employees, members of the “Nord et Sud” association, who for the last five years have been creating a chain of knowledge. The employees of the Provençal brand learn how to make shea butter soaps, and then pass on their knowledge to these African women (2,300 since 2008!). The local women then have the possibility of making cosmetic products for themselves or of selling them at markets.

As for “Projets de Femmes,” it works together with “Faa I Tuora,” an association from Dissin, a city located in the south of the country, that provides women the means to develop their commercial activity. Building five grain mills, the creation of a hundred pig farms; in all 3,600 women from Burkina Faso have benefited from support this year, thanks to the mobilization of L'OCCITANE employees from France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso
L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso
Since 2008, two associations created by L'OCCITANE employees have committed to supporting female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso.
Photography : DR L'OCCITANE
L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso
L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso
This year, 662 women were trained by eight L'OCCITANE employees, members of the “Nord et Sud” association, who for the last five years have been creating a chain of knowledge.
Photography : DR L'OCCITANE

أجدد المقالات

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

To extend the summer, what better than to treat yourself to a special shared moment enjoying an appetizer with Provencal flavours? L'Occitane reveals some authentic regional recipes for finger food that your friends and family will love.
5 tips to prolong your tan

5 tips to prolong your tan

After the holidays, do you dream of retaining all the benefits of summer, including the beautiful golden complexion you've gained from lazing in the sun? L'Occitane reveals the right beauty routine to ensure that you glow into autumn.
The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

Perfect for extending the summer, rooftops offer beautiful outdoor terraces where you can relax at any time of day. L'Occitane reveals the best spots in Provence to hit the heights this autumn.