Do you know spirulina ?
Spirulina is a micro-organism exceptionally rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.It fights effectively against malnutrition in children and vulnerable individuals by reinforcing the immune defence, notably in pregant women and people affected by HIV-Aids.
In Burkina Faso…
Did you know it? Burkina Faso is the first producer of spirulina in West Africa. Our program there aims at getting spirulina more accessible to the poorest rural families. A network of spirulina sellers and retailers has been set up. To lift barriers related to spirulina consumption (such as taste and odor), we encourage local food processors to include spirulina in their products: yoghourts, cookies… In 2012, more than 170 kg of spirulina-enriched products have been processed, and the project is now on the way to become a social business! Want to know more ? Click here.
|Togolese spirulina sellers|
The aim is to raise awareness among the most vulnerable people, of the effects of malnutrition and the benefits of spirulina, and to enable them to buy this food supplement at an affordable price.
Selling Spirulina is also a way for people living in extreme poverty or for those who are marginalized to get an extra income for. We have developed a developed a sustainable spirulina marketing model: a fair price paid to the producer, an income generating activity for the sellers and an affordable purchase price for the customers. Eventually, the project will lead to the creation of an independent social business. For more information, it’s right here!