In this context, the L'OCCITANE Foundation supports the project of the NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde (EDM), which aims to promote women's self-sufficiency and entrepreneurial spirit by organizing them in mutual solidarity, facilitated access to microcredit, promotion of savings and socio-economic formations.
A French association created in 1998, EDM works with people in developing countries. It allows thousands of women and men in very precarious situations to improve their living conditions by supporting their own economic initiatives and by facilitating access to energy. Today, the association operates in 11 countries, through local programs and partners, around three axes: social microfinance, access to energy and the creation of very small enterprises (TPE).
The Foundation also participates in the development of new activities carried out by EDM:
- Training in the management of the activities of the beneficiaries and on different subjects related to health and education,
- Surveys to measure the impact of actions on the daily lives of families,
- Support / advisory missions, etc.