SOMBA

Efficient cookstoves, a kind gesture for people and planet!

Project visual SOMBA
Successful
46
Contributions
11/21/2020
End date
€15,175
Out of €15,000
101 %
Biodiversity
International
solidarity

SOMBA

<p>Imagine your daily life without electricity and if you had to walk long distances for several hours a day to collect wood, just to cook your meals.</p> <p>For many of us, electricity and a fully equipped kitchen seem a given, but for nearly 3 billion people around the world, it is still a daily luxury to which they do not have access.</p> <p><br /> The daily harvest of wood is a heavy and painful task which falls mainly on women and children, preventing them from devoting themselves to other tasks and which often is the cause of school dropout especially among girls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687377/1d31d18c-2e50-4ee9-9c2e-6733b0af14ce.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Cooking on rudimentary and inefficient fireplaces like the open 3-stone fireplaces in Benin requires enormous quantities of wood,&nbsp;putting the forests and local&nbsp;biodiversity under pressure.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687378/a4bf7abf-211b-4ad3-9cc3-309a77dc706d.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The open fires also emit a lot of toxic fumes and are responsible for respiratory diseases,especially among&nbsp;children.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687379/5d7825d4-fd94-4864-83f4-fb045f4abfd2.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Efficient cookstoves are recognised as a&nbsp;major and credible climate solution. A cookstove project can literally change lives and improve the health of an entire community while protecting the forests.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687380/a616c9a3-c999-4762-b0e8-4c1b9994658f.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/678794/BADGE_BENIN_TEXTURE-1597673088.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>Earth Funders (www.earth-funders.org) is an initiative from CO2logic, an international and independant consultancy office specialised in CO2 neutrality and committed to support climate projects worldwide. With this first crowdfunding campaign&nbsp;&#39;SOMBA&#39;, Earth Funders and CO2logic aim to equip more than 1000 families with efficient cookstoves, improving daily lives of the rural communities involved and preserving the local biodiversity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/678920/LOGO_ECOBENIN-1597754103.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>With our local partner Eco-Benin, we selected 10 villages in Benin waiting to be equipped with this new technology:</p> <p>MANTA</p> <p>TABOTA</p> <p>TAKONCHIENTA</p> <p>YATIE</p> <p>KOUBENTIEGOU</p> <p>DIPINTAKONI</p> <p>CHABI-KOUMA</p> <p>FO-TANCE</p> <p>MAKROU-GOUROU</p> <p>PAPATIA</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687381/799dbcfc-1770-420f-abbb-43cb56a35c09.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&ldquo;Giving a cookstove is very common in a woman&rsquo;s dowry in Benin; this symbolic gesture makes it possible to start a family, a friendly household. It is an act that gives and protects life.</p> <p>Dear Global Citizens, help us build a resilient global family.&#39;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Gautier Amoussou, Coordinateur Eco-Benin</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687382/0d67f3b5-1652-4a51-b8ad-e3bd37718198.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Join Earth Funders, a community of people dedicated to build a climate friendly future!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>Through all our campaigns, our objective is to provide &#39;free&#39; financial support to the selected projects in order to give them the necessary boost in the start-up phase and to help them achieve financial autonomy to maintain long-term activity.</p> <p>For this first crowdfunding campaign, we have set our minimum target at &euro; 15,000. But let&#39;s be ambitious and find out what we can achieve with a maximum budget.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687368/c5d30e55-2c09-4aa2-a7a1-c85f8684c21d.jpg" width="100%" /></p>

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Featured reward

Charlie My Bear by Clement Jacques Vossen

€15,000

Estimated delivery: December 2020

The largest bear in the world and the Arctics’ top predator, polar bears rely heavily on sea ice for traveling, hunting, resting, mating, … But because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears are critically endangered. Thanks to the generous support of Charliemybear, an initiative from the design company axis71/charliemybear, we are putting a beautiful design Polar Bear, powerful symbol of climate change, on sale, in support of our Somba Campaign. This amazing piece was personalised by young belgian artist Clément Jacques Vossen. Let’s act now, to preserve our beautiful planet and for future generations. Thanks you so much for your generous support ! Some information about the artist : Clément is a young Belgian artist born in 1996. He studied Art History and Archeology at the VUB and exhibits regularly in Brussels. Charlie My Bear is a project started by axis71. Clément took this opportunity to express himself and to give his vision of our society and the difficulties of our planet. Chalrie My Bear is a testimony of a young artist about how he sees the world. ‘When you see the news on TV or read it in the newspapers, most of the time it’s about war, destruction or migration. ‘ This has a big impact on Clément’s work. He translates those images into Art History images. ‘It looks like history is constantly repeating itself, the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.’ Charlie my Bear is a symbol, a kind of ambassador, it’s a powerful image. It has the faculty to let people think about how they see the world and its future. This big tattoo on the body of the bear witnesses our present. Grotesque figures of half-human, half-animal monsters are typical in the work of Clément, they form a parallel world between reality and imagination. With 15.000€ * You equip 300 families with improved stoves * You receive an Earth Funders Klean Kanteen Bottle. The Klean Kanteen Bottles are made with 100 Stainless steel without coating and are 100% recyclable. * You receive a seat for our annual event where you can meet other Earth Funders, team members, experts who work in the field and just have a good time! * You get the opportunity to talk to the Eco-Benin team during a 15-30 min private video call
  • 1/1 available

€30

Estimated delivery: November 2020

We are very happy to be able to count you among our generous contributors. Thank you very much for your gift! With 30 €: You make it possible to build a pair of improved stoves You receive 3 bracelets made by hand with Ibenis herbs and therefore also support local female craftsmanship.
  • 8 contributions
  • 22/30 available

€50

Estimated delivery: November 2020

This project will make it possible to improve the daily life of many families in Benin while preserving nature and it is with immense joy that we welcome your contribution. Thank you from the heart! With 50 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive a Klean Kanteen SOMBA water bottle, a reusable bottle that will allow you to adopt an eco-friendly gesture in your daily life! The Klean Kanteen Bottles are made with 100 Stainless steel without coating and are 100% recyclable. They are donated generously by Elements for the benefit of Eco-Benin as part of their 1% for the Planet commitment.
  • 15 contributions
  • 85/100 available

€65

Estimated delivery: November 2020

Global warming knows no borders and local actions in Benin therefore also contribute to the solution at the global level. Your support and confidence are essential to be able to carry out our mission and we thank you wholeheartedly for your contribution. With 65 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive a Book that takes you on a journey to Benin through watercolors by Catherine Piret, independent journalist, photographer and watercolorist passionate about nature and encounters.
  • 3 contributions

€70

Estimated delivery: December 2020

Climate action is at the heart of our action, but we will not do it alone. Thanks to you, we increase our chances of equipping more than 1000 families with improved stoves in Benin. With 70 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive an Earth Funders Klean Kanteen Bottle The Klean Kanteen Bottles are made with 100 Stainless steel without coating and are 100% recyclable.
  • 6 contributions

€80

Estimated delivery: December 2020

We are at a pivotal moment in history. If we are to secure a healthy and sustainable climate future, we must act now. Your contribution to this project is therefore essential. Thank you very much for your support. With 80 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive an Earth Funders Hoodie from the eco-friendly Stanley and Stella brand, to share your commitment. Stanley and Stella sweaters are made with 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled fibers/unisex models
  • 2 contributions

€80

Estimated delivery: December 2020

Earth Funders is more than a fund, it is a community of people committed to a healthy and sustainable climate future. We are therefore delighted to be able to welcome you within this initiative and we thank you wholeheartedly for your contribution. With 80 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive a Somba Hoodie from the eco-friendly Stanley and Stella brand, to share your commitment. Stanley and Stella sweaters are made with 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled fibers/unisex models
  • 2 contributions

€120

Estimated delivery: December 2020

The Earth Funders community aims to support 4 to 6 climate projects annually through crowdfunding campaigns and to help these projects as much as possible, we need your support. Thank you very much for your contribution. With 120 €: You equip a family with improved stoves You receive an Earth Funders Klean Kanteen Bottle. The Klean Kanteen Bottles are made with 100 Stainless steel without coating and are 100% recyclable. You receive a seat for our annual event where you can meet other Earth Funders, team members, experts who work in the field and just have a good time!
  • 2 contributions

€500

Estimated delivery: December 2020

Many initiatives around the world in favor of the environment and the climate deserve our support. This is why we are particularly touched by the generosity of your contribution and the trust you place in us by supporting our campaign. With 500 €: You equip 5 families with improved stoves and you contribute to the production of 5 pairs of efficient cookstoves. You receive an Earth Funders Klean Kanteen bottle. The Klean Kanteen bottles are made with 100% stainless steel, no coating and 100% recyclable. You receive a seat for our annual event where you can meet other Earth Funders, team members, experts who work in the field and just have a good time! You get the opportunity to talk to the Eco-Benin team during a 15-30 min private video call

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