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Promoting women's leadership

Ranked 181 out of 187 by the UNDP (Human Development Indicators), Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Pillars of society, women represent 52% of the total population and play an essential role in the economic and social life of their country.

The L'OCCITANE company works with women producing shea butter in Burkina Faso since the 1980s with an objective of co-development. With its creation in 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation chose to extend this partnership with the women of this country and to concentrate its actions on supporting women's entrepreneurship to promote their emancipation.

Through its actions, the Foundation acts on 3 pillars:
- It promotes the acquisition of basic skills and knowledge by supporting literacy programs;
- It provides financial and technical resources through microcredit programs and training in income-generating activities;
- And it values ​​entrepreneurial actions and allows the change of scale with the support to the creation and development of small businesses. 

Since its beginnings, more than 26,000 women have received support in the development and strengthening of their activities in Burkina Faso.

Since 2015, the Foundation has expanded its field of action to other regions of the world and is committed to girls' schooling and access to education and training for all women.

Bénéficiaires EDM       Entrepreneurs du Monde
Bénéficiaire Aide et Action       Aide & Action
Lauréates L'OCCITANE pour Elles       L'OCCITANE pour Elles
Bénéficiaire UNICEF       UNICEF
Logo Business Call to Action       UNDP
Bougie Flamme Marie Claire       La Flamme Marie Claire