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.

Sanaa, Yemen

Goal: to fight against hunger by distributing meals to the poorest


Y30 is an association based in Geneva which sets up humanitarian and development projects in Yemen in order to help the population to cope with the consequences of war while thinking about the society of tomorrow.

The association intervenes in various fields such as access to water, food, agriculture, health, education, etc. The Yemeni people have never suffered from so much hunger as they do today. This difficulty is felt even more in densely populated urban centers like the Musayk neighborhood in Sanaha, where people displaced by the conflict continue to arrive every day. As a result, thousands of households cannot meet their basic food needs.

In 2018, Y30 supported a local initiative to create a charity restaurant in the Musayk neighborhood to help the poorest families. This project allows 6,000 people to eat a hot, balanced and nutritious meal every day. In order to meet a constantly increasing demand, Y30 opened a second restaurant and moved one of the restaurants to a larger building in order to increase the capacity for preparing and distributing meals.

To date, 2,000,000 meals have been distributed!

The cost of a meal is 0.42 CHF.

Discover this project and all of Y30’s work on their website:

Arequipa, Peru

Goal: to protect the water sources of the Salinas and Aguada Blanca Reserve


In Peru, in the region of Arequipa, within the communities of the Andean highlands of the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (RNSAB), rural women contribute on a daily basis to the management of natural resources, in particular water sources which will then supply more than 2 million urban inhabitants.

However, neither the state nor their communities recognize their role in the conservation of the ecosystem. Yet they are its guardians, while only 8% of rural families benefit from the water and sanitation service.

These women suffer from cumulative discrimination, in particular because of their status as women in a patriarchal society, their cultural and ethnic affiliation, their low level of schooling and their low economic level.

The current challenge is to strengthen their capacities for autonomy and empowerment, to promote their communities and public institutions to recognize them as essential players in the protection and management of the environment and of water, and to set up an environmental and intercultural education centered on a “culture of water” among the communities.

Discover the project in its entirety on the Emp’Act website: empact

Geneva, Switzerland


Goal: protect bees to preserve biodiversity in French-speaking Switzerland


Apidae is a recognized public utility association based in Geneva.

This association raises awareness of the decline of biodiversity and recently supports migrants in Geneva.

In 20 years, 80% of insects have disappeared in Europe. This loss of biodiversity is worrying for the very future of humanity since 1 in 3 foods is pollinated by insects and mainly bees. The total disappearance of bees would have very serious consequences on our crops and our daily diet.

Several modes of action have been put in place by the association to raise awareness of this issue: training of teachers in the issues related to the decline of biodiversity with the DIP, free distribution of hundreds of seeds of honey plants throughout the canton of Geneva, intervention in companies to raise awareness of the decline of biodiversity, animations on apiaries, honey harvests, etc…

Recently, Apidae created an inclusion program through beekeeping which aims to train migrants and help them settle in their country of origin.

Discover the project and all the action of Apidae on their website: