Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. In Africa, it remains the leading cause of mortality.
Solutions to prevent and cure malaria exist but are totally out of reach for the main part of the African population.
Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko, two students from Burundi and Burkina Faso, came up with an innovative anti-malaria solution, which can be included in daily expenses.
They will produce mosquito repellent soaps (called Fasoap), made from local and natural resources and affordable to any household budget.
With support from their engineering school, 2iE in Ougadougou (Burkina Faso), they plan on launching their social business, Faso Soap. The future of the idea looks promising, especially after having won the first place at Berkely’s Global Social Venture Competition last month, a first for a non-american team.
An adventure that Check-in Films has been following closely and that will be at the center of our next documentary, coming mid-june.
Production: Check-in Films
Directed by: Gabriella Kessler
Illustration: Antonin Dufraisse
© Check-in Films / April 2013