HANDICRAFTS IN SOUTH-MALI Tools and Training to Overcome Poverty
The events taking place in Northern Mali are, unfortunately, one of the newspapers.
Meanwhile, in southern Mali, in the region of Bamako, small artisans are working out by themselves, making with the means on board the tools and instruments to improve their standard of living.
For the past thirty years, an Association, chaired by an engineer from Alstom-Rateau’s former workshops in La Courneuve, has been designing such equipment, which is economical and feasible on site, and is working with local craftsmen to develop Such equipment.
These equipments range from very simple tools, such as metal carts for human and animal traction, or solar ovens and dryers, to more elaborate installations, such as the manufacture of mills and centrifuges for making butter and Shea oil. Such facilities free women from long grinding work by hand of shea nuts.
This Association is the CEPAZE (Center for Exchanges and Promotion of Craftsmen in Zones to Equip) – 63 rue Galliéni – 91310 Leuville-sur-Orge, which receives donations from those who believe that it is necessary ” Help themselves “.
We invite our readers to visit the very interesting website of this Association , www.cepaze.org method, which the various achievements of CEPAZE and those of local crafts