Support Female Literacy with L'Occitane's Fundraising Soap

Sweet-smelling soap that gives back to the women of Burkina Faso? Yes, please!

Support Female Literacy with L’Occitane’s Fundraising Soap

Sweet-smelling soap that gives back to the women of Burkina Faso? Yes, please!

-Diana Denza

L'occitane fundraising soap

In the small West African country of Burkina Faso, only 8.1 percent of women 15 and older are considered literate. Poverty and illiteracy plague the nation; currently, millions of teens and adults are unable to read and write basic sentences.

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This crisis spurred L’Occitane into action, and the brand’s foundation has been working to promote female literacy and economic autonomy in the country for decades.

L'occitane fundraising soap

This year, the brand continues its mission with a special edition Women’s Day soap bar designed by a Burkinabe artist and produced by Burkinabe factory women. All profits from the bars will go toward the purchase of bricks to build female literacy centers in Burkina Faso. And the Ecocert Fair Trade shea butter will leave your hands silky-smooth! 

Buying just one $8 bar on usa.loccitane.com or in L’Occitane stores will pay for three bricks, so every purchase counts. Joining the fight for female literacy has never been so easy!

Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.

Photos courtesy of the L’Occitane Foundation


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