PROJECTS

The majority of our profits are donated to finance humanitarian and solidarity projects in Switzerland and all over the world.

Being a caterer, L’Effet Papillon is affected by nutrition and access to drinking water problems. That’s why we only support nutrition help and access to drinking water solidarity projects.

Every year, we meet with our partners, our volunteers and our team to select 3 projects. Then, our customers decide which project beyond the 3 preselected ones they want to support. The profit from their meal will be donated to finance this project.

Vientiane, Laos

Objective: provide better nutrition to 5,121 children in several schools in order to improve their academic results

Aide et Action Suisse is an association for development through education that has been active in Africa, South Asia and South East Asia for more than 40 years. Its mission is to ensure access to quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalized populations, especially children, so that they can control their own development and contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

The objective of the project is to improve the conditions of schooling and school governance in order to facilitate the learning of children of preschool age and primary school in the schools affected by the project. To this end, Aide et Action strengthens school management by involving all the local actors concerned, they promote an inclusive and child-centered learning environment and they promote school meal preparation and nutrition programs.

More specifically, the following activities are implemented to achieve this objective:

– Install hygienic school kitchens in targeted schools

– Plant vegetable gardens in targeted schools

– Improve access to drinking water and sanitation systems in targeted schools

– Encourage student’s mothers to contribute to healthy nutrition by participating in school meal preparation

– Train teachers and parents on child health, hygiene, safety, food selection, cultivation and meal preparation and launch a campaign on these topics in schools.

Discover this project and all the work of Aide et Action on their website: https://www.aide-et-action.ch

 

D.R. Congo

Goal: provide better nutrition to 5’121 children in several schools in order to improve their academic results 

The instability and violence raging in the DR Congo plunge the inhabitants into a situation of extreme vulnerability aggravated by the lack of basic infrastructure which endangers the health of the population.

This project aims to reduce mortality and morbidity among the population affected by the crisis in eastern DR Congo. To achieve this, Medair is working on improving hygiene conditions and compliance with international standards related to water and sanitation in 4 health facilities. 8 other health facilities have already been successfully upgraded in the previous 2 years.

Medair works in the 4 health facilities to achieve the following results:

– Drinking water supply: construction of water points and establishment of local water point management committees.

– Wastewater management to prevent uncontrolled discharges into populated areas

– Construction of latrines and hand washing stations

– Construction of waste water disposal systems

Discover the project in its entirety on the Medair website: https://www.medair.org/fr/notre-mission/rd-congo/

 

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Goal: carry out a territorial health diagnosis of the Geneva basin in collaboration with the Kogi people

Tchendukua – “Here and Elsewhere” accompanies the “root” peoples, indigenous peoples, “over there”, in this “elsewhere” that is the Sierra, so that they can regain possession of their lands, and in general, try to face the multiple attacks of our modernity. Every land restored, every tree preserved is a victory.

The issue is not just there. No doubt it is also “here”, at home, at the heart of our modernity, in our ability to change our outlook, our understanding of the world and things, to understand and tame this compulsive frenzy of always more, always faster.

It is in this spirit that the diagnostic project for the Geneva basin fits. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Rhône River was channeled to allow the exploitation of the Rhône plain. In 2008, it was decided to restore a natural bed to the Rhône, the work is planned over 20 to 30 years.

The objective of this project is to create links between Swiss scientists and Kogi authorities to enrich themselves with their vision of the importance of living water and thus revitalize the Rhône and the waters of the territory.

The more the water can follow its natural course and regenerate, the healthier the people who drink this water are and the better the crops.

Discover the project and all of Tchendukua’s action on their website: https://www.tchendukua.org/ and https://www.tchendukua.org/rencontres-doctet-les-retours/