10,000 Girls Entrepreneurship program was established by the girls to sustain the education program. The program teaches girls a craft or trade, business basics, and provides them with a work space to create high quality products. The activities are run in three locations: Kaolack, Kaemor & Koungheul; the Environmental Learning Center in Segou will be a future entrepreneurship location. Products include handcrafted dolls & linens, bakery items, and an upcoming line of Bissap infused teas. The girls run the businesses and own 100% of the profits. They have chosen to donate 49% of their profits to the educational program of 10,000 Girls!
Aissatou shows a doll that she has handmade in the workshop. Kaolack, Senegal.
Veronique displays a doll she is handcrafting in the workshop. Kaolack, Senegal.
Viola displays and sells the girls handcrafted items at an expo. Dakar, Senegal.
10,000 Girls is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization