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Çöp(m)adam, the Garbage Ladies

The garbage ladies – çöp (m)adam – is a project that focusses on giving opportunities to women while at the same time, trying to raise awareness to each individual’s responsibility to the environment.

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Çöp(m)adam is a social development project aiming to provide chance for women who never had opportunity to work and earn regular salaries in the course of their lifetimes. Through generating a fair and regular salary for the ladies, the project also aims to increase/build ladies’ self-esteems. The project offers a fun and creative method to ladies by producing items made out of recycled materials.

Çöp(m)adam is a project that successfully combines many aspects of social life; trying to produce solutions for all stakeholders and focus on main problem areas in Turkey, such as local development, sustainability, entrepreneurship, women’s employment/unemployment, empowerment of women; as well as awareness raising on issues related with the protection of environment (recycling, waste management etc.). With all these qualities it is possible to call Çöp(m)adam as “social, green entreprise”.

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Photo of Ozlem Aslan

Thanks!

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DeletedUser

Nice post Ozlem!

Photo of Meena Kadri

Great stuff oziem – and folks might like to check out the website: http://www.copmadam.com/ (I can't get the English translatiion button to work but others may have more luck) INteresting to note that this initiative is sponsored in part by Unilever – who have featured elsewhere on the Inspiration phase of this challenge: http://bit.ly/oi_unilever