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 6 months, 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.

We are currently looking for the 3 new projects to help for the next 6 months! Are you an association, a foundation or an NGO based in Switzerland and do you wish to submit a project to L’Effet Papillon?

Bodh Gaya, India

Goal: to improve the nutrition of 300 schoolchildren from disadvantaged castes

In Bodh Gaya, Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, OneAction supports a school that provides free schooling to more than 300 children aged 3 to 16, from the most disadvantaged castes and previously without access to education. The One Meal A Day program, launched in 2012, provides every day a warm and balanced meal for all students, which is fundamental to their health and academic success.

The total annual cost of the programme is CHF 16,000. One Action is still looking for funding for the next 3 years, before the program becomes self-sufficient.

OneAction, together with its local partners, develops projects with high social and environmental impact while providing self-financing mechanisms to ensure their sustainability. OneAction works in education, training, sustainable agriculture, reforestation, renewable energy and social entrepreneurship.

Find out more about the One Meal A Day program here

CHF 5.- allow a daily meal for a child for 1 month


El Zonte, El Salvador

Goal: to provide drinking water to 346 families in a remote village

“Agua para El Zonte” is a drinking water and sanitation project for 346 families in El Zonte, a small rural village on the Pacific coast of El Salvador. The founding pillars of this project are community participatory engagement and an “agile” approach, the ability to foster and respond to change in order to best adapt to a sustainable environment.

CHF 17.- help finance access to drinking water for a person in the village

Check out the project in video here.

Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose: to distribute meals to those in need

The Jardin de Montbrillant is part of the Carrefour-Rue association. The idea is to distribute free lunchthrough the year for the dessentutable. The Jardin de Montbrillant opens its doors from Tuesday to Friday from 11.30am and on Saturdays from 12pm. This place welcomes about 250 people a day and distributes 70,000 meals a year.

Carrefour-Rue was founded in 1986 by Noel Constant, president and founder. The organization offers alternatives to traditional or official responses, combating exclusion by creating places of reception and offering accompaniment, meals, accommodation and activities to the most needy in Geneva. Their goal is to make these people as independent as possible.

CHF 3,- finance a meal for a person in need in Geneva.

Find out more about the activities here.