THE SALT WOMEN
A life-changing innovation
In West Africa, along the coastline of Guinea, people have been harvesting salt for centuries using fire for the evaporation process. However this vital activity has been endangered by the lack of wood due to the overexploited and shrinking mangroves.
To counter this disastrous trend, a NGO introduced a revolutionary method creating small saltswamps with plastic sheets which makes the sea water evaporates under the heat of the sun and easing the collection of the precious crystal.
The women who are in charge of this activity don’t need to use fire anymore, a huge improvement for their health and the environment, not to mention a better living standard for their families and a brighter future.