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Bethel Foundation

Field of intervention
Economical development
Supported organization
Bethel Foundation
Country and localization
China, Beijing
Supported people
60 young blind and sight-impaired orphans
Project helped in
2011
Amount of the support
17,000 euros

« Almond Roca »: integration of young disadvantaged blind persons thanks to the creation of a supportive micro-company working on the production of chocolates.

Created in 2002 by a French couple, the Bethel Foundation aims to care for, feed, educate and train young blind or sight-impaired orphans to help them lead independent lives and integrate them into society. It also conducts training operations in Chinese orphanages to teach them how to take care of these disadvantaged young persons.

In China, many blind children are abandoned by their parents owing to a lack of appropriate support structures. The Bethel Foundation has chosen to help these disadvantaged populations by setting up several support programs including the creation, in 2011, of a supportive micro-company working on the production of chocolates.

The Accor Foundation* supported the creation of this microenterprise in which 60 young blind and sight-impaired orphans are trained.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.