, founder of Coopa Roca, a cooperative of women living in La Rocinha favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The seamstresses and artisans create pieces for the fashion and design sectors, using traditional embroidery and craft techniques from northern Brazil. They work at home, and generate additional income for their household. This project is sponsored by a Fnac Brazil employee.
co-founder of the Pesinet association fighting against infant and maternal mortality in Mali. The NGO has created a community e-healthcare service offering prevention, early detection and treatment of simple illnesses at an affordable cost to the families, via regular follow-ups of health information. It relies on a local network of women acting as community health workers. This project is sponsored by a PPR employee.
On that occasion, François-Henri Pinault stated:
“Entrepreneurial spirit lies at the core of the Group’s DNA, and I am very pleased that PPR was the very first private company in France to award this type of grants. The PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights has decided to support the three winning projects, conducted under the leadership of women in favour of women, because they reconcile economic performance with social innovation and community outreach.” Press contact:
Cindy Germanaud - +33 1 45 64 61 57 - email@example.com
Website: www.fondationppr.org Photo credits: Eric Lefeuvre for PPR Photo legend, from down to the top and from left to right: Sakina M’Sa, creator of the Trevo workshop – Maria-Teresa Leal, founder of Coopa Roca - Anne Roos-Weil, co-founder of the Pesinet association – François-Henri Pinault – Chairman of the PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights.
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