Nafore and Afrisolar Energy Kiosks
Providing easily assessible phone re-charging facilities through kiosks
MicroSow and Afrisolar, aim to fill the energy gap faced by citizens in rural areas in Burkina Faso, where 98% of the population is excluded from the official power grid. Through a network of franchisees the initiative provides access to mobile solar-powered charging stations (the Nafore) where rural households can charge their mobile phones in a commercially and environmentally sustainable way. The charging stations for mobile telephones, powered on solar photovoltaic modules, can be used in any area of Burkina Faso.
MicroSow, established in 1998, specialises in rural electrification through solar energy.
Afrisolar, a pan-African international NGO, aims to contribute to poverty reduction by fostering the use of renewable sources of energy on the African continent.
SEWA e.V is an international NGO working closely with local communities and authorities in Burkina Faso to provide renewable energy to rural schools and medical centres.