Project: Burkina Faso

Remar Espana reached out to us after seeing videos of our solar bakers in Kenya and Uganda. They are creating a bakery training centre for women from Kossodo in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso and our approach and technology were perfect for the project they are initiating.

It took less than a month from first contact until Lorin arrived in Burkina Faso and began sourcing the materials, getting to know the workshop and welders and started taking the first steps to build at least one Lytefire5 with baking oven.

The objectives of this project are to sustainably improve the income of excluded women through occupational training that fosters equitable economic growth, creating tools for employment and promoting self-esteem, being able to generate favorable factors for poverty reduction and social cohesion. Based on the results of this first collaboration, we envision many more such projects here in Burkina Faso and in the many countries where Remar is workin.

REMAR INTERNATIONAL, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) for the assistance, promotion and development of marginalized people, and has dedicated the last 26 years to fighting against injustice, drug addiction, hunger, malnutrition, poverty, disease, underdevelopment, illiteracy, child abuse, lack of education and the conditions which stimulate these problems. At present they are working in 70 countries around the world.

Remar works towards:
Social equality and justice as a means of obtaining a fairer and more humane world.
The encouragement of integral and sustainable development reaching beyond the limits of our own interventions, in order to obtain structural changes with wider repercussions.
Solidarity and commitment in favour of the interests of marginalized and disadvantaged people.
A deep respect for democratic and Christian values.
The sustainability of natural resources.

In all their zones of operation they identify periods of short or long term intervention when they work together with the communities in an endeavour to put a stop on the structural causes of poverty and to strengthen the common bonds of solidarity. They also give technical and economic assistance in emergency situations caused by natural catastrophes, wars or any other kind of human disaster confronting the people.

We’re really excited to be starting this new partnership and we hope that it will lead to many more Lytefires installed with communities in need around the world.


Remar is working with local organizations and international partners to support Burkinabes in attaining a higher quality of life.
Remar responds to emergency situations in addition to long term support.
Vocational training and livelihood generating activities play an important role in protecting people from taking darker paths.
Recognizing that education plays an essential role in development, Remar Burkina is supporting school children from primary level through post-secondary.

 

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