L'OCCITANE pour Elles

Program in Burkina!

The L’OCCITANE Foundation has decided to strengthen its commitment for women entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso given the following information: the Burkinabe business start-up center has revealed that the rate of enterprise creation by women was only 18%. Lower literacy and qualification levels, along with a more difficult access to funding, are probably some of the main brakes faced by women and that would explain this very low level of entrepreneurship among women.

What is the new L’OCCITANE Foundation program for women’s entrepreneurship?

First of all, L’OCCITANE Pour Elles is a competition. The Foundation  launched a new call for projects between March and May 2016 for any woman in Burkina Faso willing to create a business or developing her existing activity, and calling for support to succeed.

  Through this challenge, we gathered the L’OCCITANE Group, its Foundation and its partners’ skills to create essential synergies for the success of the supported projects. Furthermore the winners will benefit from a personalized support based on their specific needs. It will last 2 years and will include 3 parts:

- Tailored coaching and technical support to boost their business

- Support to improve the visibility of the project

- Financial support to respond to high ambitions
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The Burkinabe actress and moviemaker Fanta Regina Nacro is our sponsor for this 1st competition edition and will help on the visibility part.

To get more information about the program L'OCCITANE Pour Elles : here