Les poupées en plastiques recyclées

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bfdoll.jpg  Women’s eNews reports this week on a Burkinabè women’s group who turn old plastic bags into dolls to sell to tourists.  This story involves so many happy elements: artistic recycling, microfinance, women’s empowerment, the great city of Bobo-Dioulasso and the just desserts of selling trash back the West at boutique prices.  The day job is taking me back to Burkina Faso in September, so I’ll be sure to look them and blog back then. 

Photo by Emily Bowers via Women’s eNews

One Response to “Les poupées en plastiques recyclées”

  1. Trash Hiatus « everydaytrash Says:

    [...] my travels and will make an effort to post while away.  In particular, I’ll be looking for these crafty ladies and may also look into buying some of these goodies.  If I succeed, you will, of course, be the [...]

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