SPOTLIGHT ON AWANGO BY TOTAL in Burkina Faso
Electrification rate 15%
60% of the population lives on less than $1 a day
Poor households spend 25% of their income on energy
Awango by Total,
photovoltaic solar solutions for lighting and cell phone charging
In Zhorgo, an off-grid village,
Haruma brings a solar lamp home to his family.
Amidou and his family can continue with what they were doing
Marie and her son
work in the light from their lamp.
500 lamps sold at end-January 2014
2.5 million people worldwide use Awango by Total lamps
Program deployed in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
12 countries at end-2013
Goal: 1 million lamps sold by 2015.
April 17, 2014