Sandralex is also engaged in volunteer work to improve the quality of life of populations—mainly in developing countries—to support them as well as to share our know-how.
In 2007, we trained a women’s group in soap manufacturing in Burkina Faso to encourage them to sell their production on local markets and help them secure better livelihoods. In Burkina Faso, women are in charge of education, and this contribution will support them in the training and schooling of their children. The mission helped to significantly improve their daily lives, whether in terms of hygiene, cleaning, laundry or economy. Indeed, when preparing the project, we had agreed to use local resources and what oils were available to manufacture soaps. Today, we continue to work with the people on site, providing them with advice and information.
In 2016, we started a second volunteer programme, in South Africa. Our goal: To train employees in soap making, using local raw materials to promote short distribution channels. We set up a joint venture in order to build a soap and cosmetics manufacturing and development workshop. To our delight, this workshop is now making a profit and securing livelihoods for the local population !