A life-changing innovation

Format: HD
Duration: 52’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide


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, an NGO introduced a revolutionary method of creating small salt swamps with plastic sheets which makes the seawater evaporates under the heat of the sun and eases the collection of the precious crystal.

The women 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.