BOUBOUS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
The “Boubous for all Occasions” Initiative (BF) is a local co-operative society, which encourages women who are recovering from difficult personal circumstances to use their creativity to make a living. We offer members training and an expanded distribution network. The Co-operative purchases textiles and materials from local women-run textile industries, contributing to important business linkages that empower women.
We believe that every woman has the right to education, work, good health, dignity and freedom. This is why we established an association to empower hardworking women, starting with those who already have a skill. We have started with women engaged in garment design, traditional arts and craft and related micro-enterprises providing encouragement, counselling and start-up resources for enterprise development. We hope that other co-operatives will emerge in response to community ideas and activities.
BF’s mission is to prevent poverty and violence against women and widows in Lagos and environs by supporting women’s journeys to economic independence through creative expression, utilizing mainly local inputs.
Helping women transform their lives, their families and communities !