Senegal, Fimela

Solarcooker construction course 2016
Solarcooker construction course 2016

In 2013, Cheikh Diaw, an environmental expert who has been trained in forest and environmental management in Sweden and Cameroon and who has founded the organization SAPOP (Structure d’Appui aux Organisations Paysannes & Professionnelles de Fimela), contacted us.

SAPOP is a Senegalese organization committed to as well preserving the rest of the forest stand as reafforesting in the Fatick region. SAPOP aims to provide the rural population in the approximately 40 villages with a resource-friendly, sustainable management of arable and livestock farming.

We were asked by SAPOP to introduce solar cooking in the region. On our behalf, Alioune Diallo from EG-Solar visited the headquarters of SAPOP in Fimela and informed us about the progress of the activities. He handed over two solar cookers as first gesture of cooperation. Women from Samba Dia, experienced in solar cooking, demonstrated the cooking performance of the SK14 with solar cooked Senegalese dishes.

Thereafter SAPOP started a promotion tour with the two solar cookers through all the villages around. Since the interest of the women in our solar cookers was very great, we decided to have another 10 cookers built by ECOPROTECT and sent to SAPOP.

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Solar cooker workshop of SAPOP at Fimela/Senegal 2017

SAPOP: Cooking with the SK14



2019: SAPOP built 50 solar cookers SK14 and 30 wood saving stoves