Emmaus International

La Poudriere 6

Rue de la Poudrière, 60 - B-1000 Bruxelles

+32 (0)2 512 90 22
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Sixty companions live and work at La Poudrière, which has three different sites. A community building and detached houses for the community’s families are located in Brussels. There's also a second-hand shop there which receives donations from the public, companies and the authorities.

The companions run another second-hand shop in Péruwelz. The two shops are supplied by a recycling centre in the region which collects waste electronic and electrical equipment. The community has a small farm on a third site in Rummen for the production of fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs. Some of the produce is used to feed the companions and some of it is sold – apples and apple juice for example, which helps the community bring in extra income.

La Poudrière is also keen to protect the environment – the community has installed solar panels and rainwater collection systems on its buildings.

Key figures


  • 60 companions
  • 3 sites including 2 second-hand shops
Areas of activity


  • Housing
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Agriculture




La Poudriere 1 La Poudriere 3

La Poudriere 2


La Poudriere 4

La Poudriere 6

La Poudriere 5

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