The Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco have been working in Benin since 2001 to support, educate and train girls and young women who have been victims of exploitation. Over time, they have created recovery and training centres, whose aim is to offer young women and girls a chance to reclaim their dignity in a family-type environment, with a teaching philosophy whose foundations rest on prevention and on mutual love and trust.
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Their “house of hope” is today home to a bakery where bread is made, another for pastries, a kitchen and a “soap-making workshop”. It is in this last facility that the soaps and shea butters that are sold on both the local market and in Italy through Naturaequa are produced.
The work is done by hand, with a female master soap-maker teaching the girls the artisanal techniques. Its products are in continuous evolution and are 100% fair-trade. The raw ingredients used are local and their final price is controlled, turning the usual system around so as to maximise the profits for the training workshop as opposed to for the end seller.
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