ILLUMINATE AFRICA BY STRENGTHENING WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
Helping hundreds of Burkinabé women in rural areas acquire solar lamps on their own
ACCES TO ELECTRICITY : A LUXURY RESERVED FOR A MINORITY OF AFRICAN FAMILIES
Africa today consists of more than 650 thousand people without access to electricity.
In Burkina-Faso, in particular, less than 2% of the rural population has access to electrical networks, while 70% of the population lives in rural zones.
Traditional oil lanterns and battery-powered lamps, but also candles or firewood, remain the primary source of light. Thereby, the families live in poor conditions (instability, air pollution) and economic development is limited.
KALO SOLAR LAMPS OFFER AFRICAN WOMEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS HIGH QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE, AND PROFITABLE LIGHTING.
Up to 10% of the family budget, previously spent on the purchase of batteries or phone chargers, is now saved
Economic activities continue, even after dark, which comes very early all year long
Family life and the management of the home can continue in the evening more comfortably and with reinforced security
Unlike oil lamps that emit CO2 emissions and harmful fumes, or battery-powered lamps that generate waste, solar lamps are environmentally friendly
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ILLUMINATE AFRICA BY STRENGTHENING WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
In collaboration with the ENTREPRENEURS DU MONDE NGO and the LAGAZEL company, the NAFA NAANA program has developed an innovative approach to distribute locally produced KALO solar lamps on a large scale in Burkina Faso.
Thanks to your donations, NAFA NAANA will facilitate access to solar lamps for groups of low-income women in rural areas through three actions:
Raising awareness about energy instability
The use of discount vouchers and credit for easier acquisition of lamps
Lamp delivery in rural areas and operational training
By participating in this project :
You support the development of income-generating activities, a key factor for the empowerment of women
You give women the means/resources to acquire a solar lamp by themselves
You improve the living conditions of women in their rural homes
You contribute to the increase of employment in a local solar lamp factory
Sayouba Guira,director of Nafa Naana
Nafa Naana is a Burkinabé social enterprise that distributes clean and efficient energy equipment. Nafa Naana works along side the French NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde, which has been working with people in developing countries since 1998. Since its creation, and thanks to the support of Entrepreneurs du Monde, Nafa Naana has distributed more than 40,000 solar lamps and cooking equipment through a network of a hundred micro-entrepreneurs and women's groups.
To learn more about the Nafa Naana program, watch this video:
The LAGAZEL company, created by Les Frères Arnaud and Maxence Chabanne, is the first company to industrialize the manufacture of solar lamps in Africa. Its manufacturing factory, located in Burkina Faso, employs about fifteen people and manufactures several thousand lamps of very high quality per month.
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How will we spend your money ?
To maximize the impact of the operation, Nafa Naana will focus on structured women's groups (eg cooperatives of shea or sesame butter producers, or savings and credit groups). In order to carry out an awareness campaign with a group of several hundred women, in which it is estimated that about 200 to 300 women will choose to equip themselves with energy products thanks to the financial resources put in place, we need 3,500 €.
Your donations will fund:
- Awareness-raising activities on energy deficiency;
- Delivery of lamps in rural areas, training in the use of products and operation of the warranty;
- Discounts on the purchase of lamps in the form of a voucher (up to 50%);
- Credit management and monitoring of the use of products.
Your donations will be collected by the NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde, approved by the Comité de la Charte du don en confiance, and donated in full to the NAFA NAANA program. Your donation is deductible from your taxes.
Example: Gift of 100 € x 66% tax reduction =34 € after tax reduction (up to 20% of your taxable income, the surplus being carried forward 5 years). You can request your tax receipt directly at the time of payment.