Behind every single thing you buy, there is a specific person

Burkina Faso

According to the UN, it is one of the least developed countries in the world. It has one of the lowest values of HDI (Human Development Index). It amounts to 0.4, placing Burkina Faso on the 185th place among 188 countries.

  • 43.7% of the society makes less than 1.90 USD per day
  • the youth literacy index is 52.5%, which makes it one of the lowest in the world
  • only 37.7% people aged 15 or more can read and write
  • 80% of the employed population works in agriculture
We teach resourcefulness and the basics of farming to about


families from the village of Gourcy
We are training


women for the profession of a dressmaker


A sip of hot morning tea… have you ever thought about how it is made? Who are the people manually processing the coffee beans  that you may be drinking as you read this text?

More often than not, it is a mother who, in order to feed her children, spends hours in a farm field. It is also the woman who wants to pay for the treatment of her elderly parents, so she sews your T-shirt. Behind every single thing you buy, there is a specific person.

The 13th of May is Fair Trade day. What is Fair Trade? It’s all about decent wages for workers, safe and respectful trade practices, fair prices and adequate social conditions.

From every cup of coffee drunk, only a small part of the profit reaches the worker. The salary is not even enough to meet the basic needs of themselves and their family.

In Burkina Faso, where almost 50% of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day, we have been running a project to support local entrepreneurship for years. We have set up a cooperative where we provide jobs and prepare more than 50 women to become seamstresses. We have built a mill that grinds grain from the fields of the families we support. A vegetable garden feeds the families but also provides produce for sale.

Today, we encourage you to make a benevolent purchase in our charity shop. Every product you find there has been made with respect for Fair Trade principles. With just the purchase of one Fair Trade-certified T-shirt, we can provide tools for a garden in Burkina Faso for those in need. One such set for the people of Gourcy living in extreme poverty holds the promise of a new start and the life they dream of.

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR