Specialized work integration social enterprises - WISE

The Needs

For individuals with mental or minor physical disabilities.



To provide recognition by training and work, while developing high value­-added, adapted jobs.




The La Caravelle work integration social enterprise, Nemours

disabilityFrom about 2,766 tons of wood and 11 million nails, this small business produces 130,000 pallets every year. It is actually a work integration social enterprise (WISE), run by and for disabled people. The 27 disabled employees have a mental or minor physical disability.

The company runs four smaller businesses, namely perfume packaging, landscape architecture and care, house cleaning, and diverse packaging. Every employee spends some time in each before choosing one.

The apprenticeship lasts a year and a half on average. About 40 employees live in the residence, while leisure activities, designed to slow regression, are offered to the nine other individuals with severe disabilities preventing them from working, and 10 employees are offered special social assistance.


"Lately one of our employees had to retire, but he couldn't stand not working. Consequently, we immediately created a part-time job for him, mainly to maintain minimum social cohesion."
The Caravelle Director

Frédéric Bailly
Board member
CEO International Action | Real Estate

Kevin Goldberg
Executive Director - GROUPE SOS International Action


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