Mivo Energie : Acces to energy in Togo
48 % of distributors are women
13 813products sold in 2019
11 050new familiers equipped in 2019
Energy insecurity worsens women’s poverty
The use of rudimentary cooking and lighting equipment has dramatic economic, hygiene and significant environmental consequences. The poorest people spend a large part of their budgets on it and inhale harmful fumes that kill as many people each year as AIDS and malaria combined. Moreover, the huge use of biomass for cooking on this inefficient equipment contributes to deforestation. Finally, energy insecurity particularly affects women: they are responsible for the supply of wood and coal and are the most exposed to toxic fumes.
MIVO facilitates access to modern and lower cost energy
Entrepreneurs du Monde initiated the Togolese association MIVO Energie (We are content in the local Ewé language) in 2013 to facilitate access to modern and efficient equipment: solar lamps, gas stoves and improved fuel-efficient cookstoves. They have an immediate impact on health, finances and environment. Improved cookstoves reduce the consumption of wood or coal and the emission of harmful fumes. As for gas stoves, they completely remove both.
Méthodology of Mivo Energie
MIVO has selected a range of lamps and stoves and has created a brand and marketing materials. It recruits and trains distributors and forges partnerships with large accounts to quickly reach a large number of families. MIVO supports local producers of stoves and also organizes awareness campaigns and develops financial solutions for beneficiaries.
Incubation by Entrepreneurs du Monde
Entrepreneurs du Monde supports the structuring and development of MIVO on all fronts: legal, operational and financial. The MIVO association is led by a competent and very involved board of directors and an operational team. Entrepreneurs du Monde supports them to the point of independence, especially for the management of social outcomes.
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