Established in 2014, CECI’s Club des ambassadrices is made up of influential women from Quebec. It encourages equality between women and men by supporting entrepreneurial initiatives through philanthropic activities and outreach.
Since 2014, we, CECI’s Club des ambassadrices, support the Women Rice Parboilers of Burkina Faso project, whose goal is to increase women’s economic power by strengthening women rice parboiler organizations, specifically cooperatives, so that they may become profitable, professional, recognized businesses.
This project draws upon three major social achievements in Quebec that have had and continue to have a major impact on the economic development of our communities, particularly women:
Women rice parboilers process rice to clean it for consumption and sale. They are an important link in the chain of rice production, processing and commercialization in Burkina Faso.
The Club des ambassadrices contributes to improving the socio-economic living conditions of rural women and their families in the Hauts-Bassins, Cascades, and Boucle du Mouhoun regions.