CROCHET LESSONS PROJECT
Burkina Faso: in activity
Chantal Guérin, manager of SEMAFO Foundation, visited several women’s groups in order to train them to crochet mats from recycled milk bags. Mats made from Canadian milk bags are thicker, and the plastic is specially designed to stay fresh and repel insects. For these reasons, the women appreciate them. Once woven, the mats are very comfortable, especially compared to the dirt floor on which children usually sleep.
This project was initiated by Mrs. Johanne Lazure of the “Life Association” which sends us the milk bags and mats crocheted by the knitting grandmothers of Canada.
Association La Vie
SEMAFO Foundation funded the shipping of woven mats generously offered by the Association La Vie with the participation of the Knitting Grandmothers network.
Each stage of each mat required the mobilization of many volunteers: the recovery of milk bags, their cutting into strips, and finally the weaving of the mat with hooks.
The Association La Vie continues its work of recovering mats and bags of milk that will be forwarded to the women’s groups in Burkina Faso that now wish to make mats: a fine example of autonomy!
- 357 people affected (June 30, 2017)
- Training of women from Tamboangou (2017)
- Training of women from Boungou and Natongou villages (2016)
- Training of women from the RAMA Foundation (2014)
- Training of several women from Bissa, Wona and Yona villages. (2012)
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