• La Flamme Marie Claire


     La Flamme Marie Claire     9 years ago in Cambodia was born Happy Chandara, a school for little girls, otherwise doomed to work in the fields or to trade their bodies. Today, more than a thousand young women will go to school, from primary school to early college.

    This institution has been created by the organization “Toutes à l’Ecole”, supported by the journalist Tina Kieffer. She has committed herself to develop a high-level education for young disadvantaged girls. 
    For 8 years, La Flamme Marie Claire has been devoted for this association and takes part in saving the women of tomorrow through the enrolment of today’s girls.  

    This year, L’OCCITANE and the Marie Claire magazine are joining and participate together to support programs for enrolment and education of girls and women worldwide.  
    LIGHT MY FUTURE         
    On September 1st until October 30th, we can help these girls to grow up and gain knowledge by purchasing a candle La Flamme Marie Claire, at the price of 7€, in L’OCCITANE stores.

    With this candle, the organization Toutes à l’école, but also Entrepreneurs du monde and Rêv’elles will offer girls and women the opportunity to emancipate from their condition.
    100% of the profits* will finance these three organizations. Since 2010, more than 500 000 candles have already been sold, and more than 1 million euros has been collected for the organizations. Participate with L’OCCITANE to keep on this dynamic!

    This project also benefits from a significant media support. Every year, some journalists get committed and use their notoriety for the project, giving the event a great media visibility. This year, 22 French godmothers will support La Flamme Marie Claire, such as Claire Chazal, Laurence Ferrari, Flavie Flament or Caroline Roux.

    *Sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs.
           Bougie Flamme Marie Claire


     Toute à l'Ecole         The organization Toutes à l’école, created by the journalist Tina Kieffer, chose to develop a high-level education for young disadvantaged girls.
    La Flamme Marie Claire will help to finance the scholarship of the 966 students enrolled in the Happy Chandara school in September 2015. 


    Entrepreneurs du Monde        The organization Entrepreneurs du Monde enables thousands of women and men living in extremely difficult circumstances to improve their living conditions, by supporting their own economic initiatives around 3 focus: social microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and the creation of very small business.
    Since 2009, L’OCCITANE supports Entrepreneurs du Monde in Burkina Faso to promote sustainable socio-economic development of the poorest communities through access to microfinance, but especially by strengthening the skills of women with ultimate goal their self-sufficiency.

    The project in 2015: to teach 13,000 Burkinabè women a job and to help them creating their own business.


     Rêv'Elles       Rêv’Elles offers women and young girls from modest backgrounds an innovative educational program, enabling them to develop their potential and become actors in their own careers development.
    The association offers these girls some tools and a supportive community, allowing them to gain confidence in themselves and to lay the foundations of a professional project in line with their personality and aspirations.

    In 2015, La Flamme Marie Claire will help 30 new young women to follow Rêv’Elles’ s program.



    In Burkina Faso, the L'OCCITANE company works with women producing shea butter since the 1980s with an objective of co-development. The L'OCCITANE Foundation has chosen to build on this partnership with the women of this country, by focusing its activities on supporting women's empowerment and economic emancipation.In 2014, the Foundation decided to extend its operating field and engaged new actions for women’s leadership on the French territory and throughout the world. It was natural for L’OCCITANE to support La Flamme Marie Claire as a key partner.

     “To go to school is still a chance for many girls in the world, support La Flamme Marie Claire and sensitize those around you by sharing what school has brought you with #thankstoschool”







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