Eco-solidary grocery launderette in Mayotte

France Outre-Mer
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Short presentation

Multi-service associative grocery project, united and sustainable (laundromat, grocery store, recycling site and environmental awareness place).

Goals

Offer to the local population of modest means to do the washing in a dedicated place, and at the same to sensitize them to the question of preservation of water and the waste’s management.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

The observation: Alarming ecological situation in Mayotte
Mayotte possesses an exceptional natural heritage and on the other hand an ineffective waste’s gestion in the natural and public spaces. The lack of infrastructures and the inaccessibility of some districts causes the proliferation of the thrown waste in the street.

The association Yes We Can Nette acts in favour of the environment and the water conservation, in a territorial and social perspective.

The target are families with modest means

Actions implemented

The association Yes We Can Nette works like a multi-service associative solidary and durable grocery. Inhabitants collect thrown cans and bring them to the Association’s local, to trade them with food at reduced price. Those cans are recycled, by associating various actors, which create new objects.
In the Association’s local Yes We Can Nette two washing machines fill the back shop and let locals of the Cavani-Mamoudzou’s district do the washing for around 2€, without polluting the rivers or the lagoon. An ecological washing powder is used.

In 2019:
1: Opening of a new launderette in a container
2: Creation of a reverse distributor for plastic and metal
3: Develop the communication and the creation of a website

Human resources and partners

6 Civical Services and 1 salaried coordinator

Partners
Mayotte Nature Environnement (MNE) and the Natural Marine Park of Mayotte which accompanies us in our actions, other partners which financially accompany us sucas the Mayotte's Prefecture, DEAL, the city of Mamouzdou, the Community of communes of Petite-Terre, DRJSCS, Comitee of water & and Biodiversity, the overseas' Ministy.

Other information

Project's start year : 2016

Structure

YES WE CAN NETTE (Non profit organization )
49, Cavani Sud
97600 Mamoudzou, Mayotte
+262 639 25 32 82 coordination.yeswecannette@gmail.com
Contact : Laurent BEAUMONT, Président et Olivier TIRARD, coordinateur - 0639760833
https://www.facebook.com/yes.we.can.nette/