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Women & the Environment

The campaign continues with 5 NEW projects!


In partnership with its suppliers the RAJA group has selected a range of eco-friendly products for this Action Programme.


Until 31st August 2018 every time you buy a pack of these products, £1 is automatically donated to the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation.


The Foundation has selected 5 projects for the "Women & the Environment" Action Programme. Funds collected will be donated to the charities concerned in September 2018.

Your donations will help these projects



Training women from Achuar in good apiculture practises, to preserve the biodiversity of the Amazon and to use honey to provide their income.

ARUTAM wishes to use the honey which is an abundant natural resource in the region, to improve the quality of life of the Achuar Jivaro community in Wachirpas, whilst respecting traditions and the natural habitat.

There are 30 families in the village, the new cooperative will help organise the families to search for wild bees and to make the hives accessible. The women will learn beekeeping to produce various products from honey (pollen, cassava pancakes with honey, sweets) and the management of the cooperative will allow them to provide for their families while preserving the exceptional biodiversity of the region.


ARUTAM works to protect the rights of the native populations in the Amazon and the preservation of their habitat and culture.

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  • 30 women and their families trained in responsible apiculture
  • 1 cooperative to process honey products created

Movement France


To support vulnerable women and help to develop new skills with manufacturing and marketing fashion accessories made from recycled plastic bags.

In Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, there are many young single mothers that are unemployed and find it difficult to receive skilled training. Movement France saw an opportunity where these women could help reduce landfill waste and increase recycling whilst helping them to provide for their families. Movement France is leading the project "P ^ 3 Plastic, Project, Pochette" and will use the plastic bags to create artisanal accessories.

Movement France aims to develop initiatives by creating a centre that can employ 40 women by 2020, to train them to be skilled in sewing, weaving, crochet and cast iron techniques. This will help provide financially independence while contributing to the protection of the environment.


Movement France conducts sustainable development projects within West Africa.

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  • 200kg of plastic bags collected per month
  • 40 women trained in recycling techniques by 2020

Initiative developpement


Promoting the social integration of at risk and vulnerable young girls through the design and marketing of economical and environmentally friendly cookers to aid healthier lifestyles.

Since 2010, the Development Initiative association has been running a project to distribute energy efficient cookers in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, with the aim of reducing household consumption of wood and charcoal and enabling local artisans to develop complementary economic activity.

Development Initiative wishes today to duplicate this project in Pointe-Noire, the second largest city in the country, in partnership with the association Action of International Solidarity (ASI) which accompanies in their socio-professional reintegration of young girls and girls in prostitution situation. Thus, 6 welders and 6 street vendors supported by ASI will be trained in the construction and sale of economical cookers by Initiative Development, which will allow them to have a rewarding activity and a complementary source of income.

Initiative developpement

Development Initiative supports disadvantaged populations in developing countries by carrying out initiatives projects to help and promote health, education, environment and food.

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  • 12 young women trained in the design and sale of efficient cookers
  • 500 economical cookers sold per year
  • 50% wood and 45% coal saved per cooker


PROJECT #4 : French Farmers and International Development (AFDI)

Strengthen women’s skills in the production and processing of cultivated and farm-produced goods using improved agriculture techniques.

In Mali, in the Koulikoro and Mopti regions, cultivating land and farming is the main industry. However due to the lack of agricultural equipment and the weak structure of farmers' organisations (POs), local vegetable production is not enough to provide for all the people. Also, women are disadvantaged because they have lower skills with the lack of opportunities, they have poor agricultural techniques and face inequalities in POs as they are mostly managed by men.

AFDI wishes to reinforce the development of 6 women-only POs, in partnership with the Associations of the Peasant Professional Organizations of Mopti and Koulikoro. Farming lands will be formed to improve their agriculture techniques, this will not only help contribute to the amount of food produced, but will improve the quality of food production and increase the types of food being grown. It will promote women’s independence whilst enabling them to be more established within their communities.


AFDI supports more than 60 farmers' organisations in 17 developing countries to contribute to food security and sustainable development in these territories.

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  • 350 women farmers trained in agreiculture techniques
  • 25% water savings by the irrigation of vegetable crops
  • 50% increased income for every woman by 2020


PROJECT #5 : Association Guadeloupe Fair and Sustainable (AGED).

Develop a biological and fair trade cocoa sector through the creation of a micro-chocolate factory managed by a women's association.

"In the Caribbean, cocoa plantations were badly hit by the 2016 cyclone Matthew. AGED set up RECAVACA (Caribbean Cocoa Recovery Network), this project provides relief for natural disasters. The small cocoa producers of Guadeloupe and Haiti receive support, initiatives are implemented to revive the sector, in accordance with agroecology principles and fair trade.

This project comprises of different areas including the project "Atelier KAKO" which consists of accompanying a group of 30 women from the Grand 'Anse d'Haiti, a very isolated and underdeveloped agricultural region, in the processing of cocoa beans into chocolate and cosmetic products. Women will be trained in using micro-chocolate equipment, sales techniques and associative management. As this activity is conducted in partnership with local agricultural organisations, women will also gain financial autonomy while promoting the resources of their region in an eco-responsible manner.


The AGED promotes sustainable development and fair trade in the Caribbean region.

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  • 1 organic and fair chocolate micro-chocolate factory created
  • 30 women trained to process cocoa beans