The Options for Life Ecolign Business Model for developing markets lowers the cost of consumer products, creates income opportunities and protects the environment all at once. Click here to view the 4-minute Ecolign Business Model PowerPoint presentation.
An Ecolign bottling plant, a mobile Ecolign Refill Station, an Ecolign boutique … it’s all in Second Life, the online virtual world. Ecolign Entrepreneurs with Internet access can sign up with Second Life for FREE. Once signed up, they get their own avatar and visit with Options for Life avatar Jasminia Jinn. Jasminia escorts the […]
December 6, 2012. IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) assisted Options for Life/Options Senegal by researching and recommending a cell phone texting application for use by our Ecolign Entrepreneurs. The new system will help automate the Ecolign product sales tracking and ordering process, making it easier for each Entrepreneur to keep track of his/her sales, savings […]
July 2012. It has taken just two weeks for many of the young adults in the Options Senegal young adult economic empowerment program to sell their first inventory of Ecolign cleaning products and reorder more product for resale. In May 2012, US-based Options for Life appointed Senegal Ecolign Services (SES) as the distributor of the […]
December 17, 2012. On this day we reached 10,000 views to the Options Senegal Web site. Thanks to all who helped make this work program a success, including but not limited to: ChildFund International, ChildFund Senegal, the Thies-based ChildFund Federation, local Associations and Community Mobilizers, the Thies and New York-based Options for Life/Options Senegal […]
June 12, 2012. The ChildFund Senegal sponsored Federation in Thies ordered ninety-three (93) 10-litre bottles of Ecolign Floor Cleaner Concentrate to be distributed among eleven local schools. This order is part of a promotional plan designed to build awareness of the Ecolign product line prior to the entreprenuerial GIE young adult door-to-door, market and […]
It’s been awhile since the last project update. This is due in large part to a five-month delay in securing micro finance support needed by the program trainees to start their own commercial product distributorships. That support had been prearranged and guaranteed during the formation of the project partnership in the Fall of 2011. However […]
Ecolign Entrepreneurs can sell Ecolign products from their homes. It’s profitable, environmentally responsible and a great value to the consumer.
Guess what just sprouted on Rue 13, Carriere, Thies? An Ecolign boutique, distinctive and hard to miss. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. Bring an empty 500 ml soda or juice bottle and we will recharge it with a couple ounces of one of several non-toxic cleaning and disinfecting product concentrates. Take it home, […]
Options Senegal invited young adults attending a technical school in Thies to comment on several subjects common to all teens. We posted initial comments on a new blog [with no last names or other contact information]. The purpose is to provide a platform for young Senegalese adults to express themselves and for young adults in […]
FR/EN. Faites la Connaissance de l’Avatar Jasminia Jinn La dernière venue de l’équipe de formateurs d’Options Sénégal est, bon comment dirions-nous, pas une vraie personne. Mais ne lui dites rien. Dans son monde virtuel – la plate-forme de jeu sur Internet ‘Second Life’ – elle est la directrice du service des informations sur les produits […]
FR/EN. Dans la zone de Tivaouane de la Fédération Kajoor-Jankeen de Thiès, deux GIE : And Liguey de Pire et Goorgoorlu de Cherif Lo ont mené un programme d’éducation à l’environnement pour les élèves de trois écoles primaires qui sont Keur Kebe Gallo, KA Fall et Keur Salla Deurguene. Le programme a été coordonné localement avec […]
FR/EN. Félicitations au GIE And Defar Thiadiaye pour avoir gagné le Premier Prix pour la collecte de bouteilles en plastique dans le cadre du programme Recyclage de Bouteilles d’Ecolign. Ils ont collecté 1.283 bouteilles en trois semaines et les ont amenées au siège d’Options Senegal à Thiès le Mercred 21 mars 2012. Pour qu’il n’y […]
18FEB2012. El Hadji Alioune Diouf, Directeur, Direction du Commerce Interieur, Ministere du Commerce of Senegal pays an informal visit to Options Senegal — here inspecting a section of the newly installed Ecolign bottling line.
I. COOPERATION BETWEEN PARTNERS 1. First and foremost, we want to say that ChildFund Senegal and the Federations have been most cooperative with Options Senegal. For example: 1 a. After each training, the Options Senegal trainers and the Options Senegal managers discussed and agreed upon changes that could be made to the program and the […]
Two weeks ago, we moved from our temporary office in Dakar to a more permanent location in Thies. At the roughly 2,000 sq. ft. Thies Headquarters, we will also temporarily locate an Ecolign Mini-plant (small-scale blending and bottling operation). We’ll move the Mini-plant to a larger location after we determine how much product production and […]
Please take a moment and pick the poster you think is best for use by Ecolign sales reps in the market place. Keep in mind three things: 1. EcoLign is a new product. 2. A poster can’t say everything; the sales rep will be there (by the poster) to answer questions and fill in the […]