Eau & Vie

Bringing six local residents into employment by helping them to set up a social enterprise to manage water supplies

  • Field of intervention
    Vocational training
  • Supported organization
    Eau et Vie
  • Country and localization
    Ivory Coast, Yopougoun in Abidjan
  • Supported people
    134 local people in great difficulty
  • Project helped in
    2017 - 2019
  • Amount of the support
    20,000 euros

Bringing six local residents into employment by helping them to set up a social enterprise to manage water supplies Eau & Vie is a French charity set up in 2008 to improve living conditions for families in developing countries by using social entrepreneurship to facilitate access to water and improve essential services (awareness of health and environmental issues and improving sanitation, waste management, fire prevention, etc.). The charity works in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Ivory Coast.

In Yopougoun, one of the poorest districts of Abidjan, Eau & Vie is coordinating the creation of a social enterprise to install a water supply system. This operation has two goals: to make it easier for local residents to access clean water, and to train some of them so that they can join the social enterprise to maintain the system.

This year, Accor Solidarity is supporting the creation of this initiative, which will provide work for six local people and facilitate access to water for 500 families (2,000 people) living in this struggling community.

In Ivory Coast, the problems of accessing running drinkable water at reasonable cost are very real, and affect a large proportion of the population. That’s why this project means so much to me! The solution offered by Eau & Vie is simple, and it's also a long-term participative model that I really hope people will copy.