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BRONZEVILLE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY's Fundraiser:

Project Pink Lake

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BRONZEVILLE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY via Crowdrise
December 28, 2010

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BENEFITING: BRONZEVILLE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

EVENT DATE: Jul 07, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 120

THE STORY:

Project Pink Lake is an initiative of BIT to empower the women of this community through development of lest harmful, artistic skills, education, and e-commerce.

Lac Rose (Pink Lake) is an extremely salty lake about an hour from Dakar (Senegal) out of which salt is harvested. The lake gets its name from its pink appearance. Salt diggers spend hours and hours into the water with their baskets for salt. They are for the most part women,although women are by law restricted from entering the abrasive waters.

Even heavily coated in shea butter, many women suffer sever damage to the skin, and often pregnant women suffer from delivering babies with birth defects. Additionally, as salt-harvesting is the primary income of many families in the neighboring villages, many young girls/women do not attend school.

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