Salon de l’artisanat pour la femme
Supporting and guiding artisans in Niger
AREVA supports the Salon international de l’artisanat pour la femme (SAFEM) and its programs. This group supports women in their handicrafts, and helps them develop their business activities and adapt their artisanal expertise for Western markets.
A trade show for woman artisans
The Salon international de l’artisanat pour la femme (SAFEM) is responsible for helping women in Niger improve their socio-economic status, particularly women from rural areas. Led by women artisans, the federation holds a trade show in Niamey every 2 years with 4 objectives:
- Promote and develop economic activities of women artisans
- Promote and strengthen the quality of handicrafts and women's creativity
- Reduce poverty through women’s initiatives
- Promote cultural and tourist activities in Niger
The sixth edition of the trade show took place in Niamey between October 30 and November 8, 2009.
Adapting to international markets
AREVA’s financial support for SAFEM is based on a 2-year partnership agreement (2009-2010).
This funding provides design training for 30 women artisans and teaches them how to adapt their expertise to the needs of international markets.