Fund type



Arts and crafts

Project description

Faced with the difficulties and precariousness of African cultural stakeholders, and in particular women artists, as well as women in rural communities, Côté Cour works to promote and put arts and crafts at the service of local development, by increasing women’s production capacities and distribution possibilities.

“La Fabrique des Femmes du Mandé” is a vocational training project in rural areas structured around five arts and crafts workshops: Bogolan dyeing, sewing, organic soap making, recycling and digital technology. It aims to provide fifty Malian women with skills in the creation and distribution of their products, with a view to their economic empowerment and the creation of an environment conducive to the education of girls.