- Field of intervention
- Local know-how
- Supported organization
- Mama Foundation
- Country and localization
- Poland, Warsaw
- Supported people
- 12 single mothers in difficulty
- Project helped in
- Amount of the support
- 41,000 euros
Training of disadvantaged single mothers in creation of crafted items
The Mama Foundation is a Polish NGO established in June 2006 to advance women’s rights and to eradicate the discriminatory attitudes barring them from jobs, and social and cultural circles.
In 2011, Accor Poland and the Mama Foundation worked together to set up a project to help single mothers back into the work market. These women were taught to manufacture modern products with an ethnic inspiration (color, shape). Already in 2012, they created the "Mothers' Cooperative", where they create items (jewels, pottery, bags, etc.) to sell for an income.
The Accor Foundation* were stepping in as the incubator for this company by supporting the training of 12 women and the creation of the cooperative.
* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.
The MaMa Foundation in the spotlight !
Official ceremony for the Accor Foundation’s contribution.
Personally, I had never been involved in such a project before, espacially on the field. This experience unites the Accor employees in Poland and motives them. They are proud to have an employer that is involved in these things.