SOS Energie, Burkina Faso

Posted Sunday 26 April 2015 by Eva Wissenz.

Vincent Nikiema, the President of SOS Energie Burkina Faso (SOSEB), is happy to support our campaign and we hope we can start together some field operation very soon.

SOS Energie was created in 2008 following a simple observation: in Burkina Faso 90% of deforestation is due to the use of wood as domestic fuel. The respiratory diseases caused by this situation are in part due to the use of in-house wood ovens, and are the fourth most often cause of mortality in our developing countries.

With this distressing observation and the need for economic vitality, SOS Energie Burkina Faso has the mission to develop alternative and sustainable solutions for cooking to save the trees... and it starts by using the right energy for every day life tasks.

SOS Energie won the UN Seed Award in 2010 and a National Energy Award, in 2012, for a briquettes project.

Based in Ouagadougou, they count 176 members, volunteers and two employees.


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