• The total population of Burkina Faso is 16.5 million.  The rural population represents 80% of the total population

  • Only 4% of the rural population of Burkina Faso has access to electricity

  • 90% of rural population uses kerosene, herbs, grass and wood as primary energy sources.  These energy sources create health and environmental risks and provide a very limited base for economic growth

Introduction of locally produced renewable energy technology will:

  • Empower Women's Associations

  • Reduce health risks by decreasing transmission of CO2

  • Create opportunities for employment and creative design 

  • Strengthen civil society