Our process

Facteur Céleste is a brand invested in Solidarity and Development in the service of  women and in with ecologial ethics.

Our main mission is the economic insertion of the women in trouble (illiterates, disabled women, in precarious situation), and in intrinsic way the gratitude by the work, the awareness to the problem of waste, the cross-cultural …

In this context, we helped to structure a women's association in Burkina Faso and trained them to the technique of the crochet to make objects and fashion accessories from recycled plastic bags. The association buys to the craftswomen in a fair price the objects they produce and also encourages them to sell their own creations in a independent way.

The workshop is a real place of life and social, ethnic and religious diversity where the women can meet and exchange, far from the family constraints, and bring their very young children.

This activity accessible to all and requiring few material means allows the women to occupy a remunerative and rewarding creative activity, getting them a financial autonomy. This income allows them an access to healthcare for them and their families, or to school their children in a country where the school is paying. It is also the recognition of a hand-made work and a pride to create from a waste-material to sublimate it 

 



Why the development by the women ?

Our action is anchored in Africa, where the women perform important tasks but whose role in African society is only marginally recognized.

In monetary terms, they represent in fact 80% of the economy, however, they hardly benefit from this income and are stuck in dependeny

Enable the empowerment of women, it is giving them the power to choose and to be a pillar of change in society.

The financial autonomy of a woman can have a beneficial multiplier effect for the whole community: management of the home, children‘s education, entrepreneurship, the transmission of the cultural values, traditional knowledge, the ability to mobilize and organize themselves within the framework of joint initiatives, peace-building and lead to major projects.

 

Why the plastic bag ?

In Africa, waste of black plastic bags gangrenes the ecosystem: pollutes farming, poisons animals animals, damages landscapes.

In developed countries, overconsumption engenders the production of plastic bags of all the colors. Today there is no sustainable management system of plastic bag waste: at best they are  burned with household waste, at worst they are abandoned on the street and in the countryside.

Our association “Les Filles du Facteur” organizes the collection of these bags by installing blue cans to collect them.


Do not throw your plastic bags any more, deposit them in a blue can or post them to “Les filles du facteur”