The Ivory Foundation has provided its support to the Kilimanjar’ Hope association for a project aimed at empowering vulnerable young women in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of this project is to improve their living conditions through the promotion and development of agroecological gardening.

The Anne Boivent Center in Gondrin, Ouagadougou, offers a three-year training cycle to 120 to 140 young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in the fields of sewing, embroidery, and weaving. As part of this initiative, an educational garden was created to provide training in urban-adapted market gardening. This approach also aims to supply the center’s canteen with healthy and diverse foods.

To set up the vegetable garden, recycled materials and locally available natural resources were cleverly utilized. A spacious shelter of 20 m² was built to protect the young plants in the nursery, including fruit and utility trees, as well as various vegetable and artemisia varieties.

Through this initiative, comprehensive training in agroecological gardening, tailored to the urban context, was provided to the young girls at the center. Additionally, they received personalized support to establish their own garden, improve their nutritional situation, and acquire essential skills in good food practices.