The SAM SAM III center is located in Pikine, a town 20 kilometers from Dakar. It is a training center that serves about 100 young people who, at the end of their studies, can either continue with an internship or receive a microcredit to start a small business. The handicraft cooperative employs 15 women between the ages of 21 and 30, dedicated to the textile business.
Santander BEST Africa supports this project with the collaboration of Sister Regina, of the Religiosas del Niño Jesús, and the Mamah Africa Association. We intend to facilitate the development of a new line of business based on the recovery of the indigo textile tradition in Senegal. The project contemplates the recovery of indigo dyeing and weaving techniques, improving the cooperative's current product offer, strengthening the management team and technical support for access to new markets and sales channels. The project will train 15 women, four of whom will be directly responsible for implementing the new line of business.