Crowdfunding for a Solar Bakery in Burkina Faso

Posted 1 April 2020 by Lorin Symington.

We are very happy to have launched a small crowdfunding campaign to support two dynamic guys in Burkina Faso to create a solar bakery and cultural space.

Adama Bafiago, an artist and activist, was an early supporter of our first crowdfunding campaign in 2015. He immediately saw the potential for Lytefire technology in his home country of Burkina Faso. Ever since then he has been messaging us a few times a year asking when we would be able help him and his friend Issaka to stop baking like this:

As luck would have it, our new partner Remar selected us for a project in Burkina Faso and so we finally have a chance to help Adama and Issaka to go solar and stop burning so SO much wood!

As you’ll hear in his videos, Adama has a vision for Burkina Faso. He wants to raise the standard of what bread is. In Burkina, the ‘baguette’ is the standard form of bread, though it hardly resembles the tasty, substantial loaf you would find in Paris. Here, it is a fluffy, snow white cloud with a crisp outer shell that tastes of cardboard. It is baked industrially and with chemical yeast.

Head over to their campaign page to read more about them.

Adama’s vision is to create a bakery that turns local produce like maize, sorghum, millet and mooring into healthy, substantial sourdough using solar energy. As an artist he wants to capitalise on all the attention that they will get and create a cultural space where people can come together to be nourished body, mind and soul, with good food, music, theatre and knowledge sharing.

Here’s a little taste of music from Burkina Faso:

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