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Marianne Sébastien

Founder of Voix Libres

« International Society for Human Rights Award 2017»
« Woman Entrepreneur 2007 »
(120’000 beneficiaries of microcredits in Bolivia)

Marianne Sébastien is the founder of Voix Libres International and her humanitarian commitment has been rewarded with numerous awards. With a triple training in social, pedagogical and literary fields, she has an exemplary career as an entrepreneur, singer and voice therapist.

Her utopia of creating a society of solidarity led by young people from the mines, the streets and the rubbish dumps has become a reality: in 20 years, more than a million beneficiaries have turned misery into a positive strategy.

Marianne Sébastien also offers in Europe holistic management techniques through the liberation of the voice to universities and CEOs of Airbus, Safran, Auchan, Léa Nature, etc…

She has just given a lecture at the UN on 8 March, Women’s Day

Marianne Sébastien et les enfants

Association Voix Libres
of public utility since 1996
Rue des Grottes 28 • 1201 Genève
Tél.: (+41) 22 733 03 03
voixlibres@voixlibres.org
www.voixlibres.org

Postfinance – CCP: 12-26524-5
IBAN: CH68 0900 0000 1202 6524 5
BIC: POFICHBEXXX

Banque Cantonale de Genève:
IBAN: CH08 0078 8000 A310 0731 0
BIC: BCGECHGGXXX

A new model to eradicate

violence and misery

Voix Libres is an international humanitarian association founded in 1993 by Marianne Sébastien.

  • Voix Libres in France, Belgium, Finland and Switzerland (recognized as a public utility)
  • Transparency and commitment 100% of donations are allocated to finance projects in Bolivia.
    The administrative costs are financed by patrons and memberships.
  • Committed in Bolivia, Kivu and in 5 other countries
  • The poor lead…
    Poverty specialists!

 

Carte de l'Amérique du Sud

Results in 20 years

Voix Libres achieves 14 of the 17 sustainable development goals

14 des 17 objectifs de développement durable
  • 1,700,000 beneficiaries in Bolivia
  • 125,000 beneficiaries of micro-credits
  • 258 agreements with local institutions
  • 22 community centres
  • 38 solidarity enterprises with export of
  • 16 containers to Europe (handicrafts and quinoa)
  • 2 Cities of Goodness
  • etc…

In 2016
200,200 beneficiaries including
26,200 children in 392 schools
In 2017
236,000 beneficiaries
In 2018
316,000 beneficiaries

« They wanted to bury us…
but we were seeds! »

La Cité de la Bonté

 

The City of Good Treatment

A utopia embodied near Cochabamba in Bolivia, a national training centre for « Good Treatment » where the most abused will be protected and become responsible and autonomous.