Crowdfunding for Adama and Issaka’s Solar Bakery in Burkina Faso

Help create a local solar bakery, improve livelihoods and reduce carbon emissions




Project Overview

Check out the content below to learn more about Issaka, and Adama, who together are going to challenge unsustainable and unhealthy traditions by establishing a high visibility solar bakery at a crossroads markettown in Lâ-Todin, 2 hours from Ouagadougou. Close enough to the big city for some economic opportunity, but far enough that electricity and gas supply are extra expensive and unreliable.

This initiative is the brainchild of Adama Bafiogo, actor, activist and musician. He wants to reform the culture of bread here in Burkina Faso which is centred around the French baguette. This campaign is the first step towards opening a cultural and educational centre where people can come together around healthy food and sustainable energy to share in the rich culture of Burkina Faso.

Adama says our Lytefire solar oven is the perfect tool to launch his bread revolution because it will automatically attract many people. Then when they taste the healthy baked goods made from locally sourced ingredients like millet, sorghum, peanuts and moringa, they’ll be sure to keep coming back. Adama wants to establish this bakery close to his hometown, in partnership with his longtime friend Issaka, a professional traditional baker.

For Issaka, this is a family business. His father taught him and he wants this trade to serve young people, like it has served him. He trains young apprentices and supports them to develop the skills and to go into business for themselves.

Each month he spends more to buy fuel wood than he earns in profit. He knows the wood smoke is bad for his health and his eyes hurt because of it. Not only that but also because of the oppressive heat and the pervasive ash dust, he’s excited to try a new innovation.

He hopes it will let him get ahead in life.

Please, make a contribution to help launch the solar energy revolution in Burkina Faso! Every little bit helps. If we make our target, our team will build a Lytefire 5, install it in Lâ-Todin, equip Issaka and Adama with a more complete bakery setup and train them and their apprentices in a wider variety of baked goods so that they can take advantage of a wider market. We’ll also work with them to market their business and create social media presence to attract tourists. The goal is to create a profitable business that grows into a cultural and educational cafe where bodies and minds are nourished by local produceand solar energy.

Without Lytefire, lot of wood needs to be burned for baking.
Lorin Symington of team Lytefire, Adama, Issaka and their apprentice.
Making the bread is hard work.

The baguettes are ready to go in the oven.
The wood fired oven is consuming a lot of wood.




Burkina Entrepreneurs Campaign

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5 000 € goal

Help rural Burkinabé Entrepreneurs by:

  • Delivering a Lytefire 5 Oven
  • Trainnig the Entrepreneurs in Solar Entrepreneurship

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