Let's save together 100,000 lives from malaria
Malaria, a plague for Africa
A child dies
every 2 minutes
270 million people
in Africa live
without any protection
Our mission : save 100,000 lives
We work at saving 100,000 lives from malaria by putting a mosquito-repellent soap in the hands of the most vulnerable populations in Africa.
To save 100,000 lives, we work on a soap
- cutting by two the risk of malaria contamination
- distributed progressively to 30% of the population
of the 6 most affected African countries.
Thank you for your support
We launched a crowdfunding campaign in April and May 2016 to finance our research and create the most efficient soap against malaria.
You have been 793 people to offer us your support. Thanks to you we raised 70.921€. We particularly thank the sponsors of this campaign: Etikea, Mapa Spontex, St Hubert and the ELI Foundation.
Your support is key to test our soap against Anophele mosquitoes in labs and in outdoor conditions.
Our mosquito-repellent soap
To fight malaria, we are developing a soap able to repel mosquitoes up to 6 hours after use.
We are convinced that mosquito-repellent soap will become a new and efficient prevention tool, besides insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying.
Get protected from malaria everyday
Protecting without changing habits
In hot areas soap is often used in the evening, when mosquitoes start biting.
A daily useCommonly used for body, clothes and house cleaning, soap is one of the few products to be in 95% of African households.
Attacking the problem at its source
Soapy water will reduce the development of mosquito larvae in stagnant waters.
Less larvaMosquito larvae grow in stagnant waters. The larvicide property of our soap will reduce the development of these larvae.
Quickly reaching the most vulnerable populations
Soap distribution network let us reach the most remote areas in Africa.
A massively distributed productDistributing soap in 5 countries allows to reach 50% of the population at risk.
First tests being conclusive we are starting more comprehensive tests in the labs of National Research Center against Malaria (CNRFP) in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
Assessment of repulsive oils and creation of prototypes.
Skin repellency tests with female Anophele mosquitoes.
Anthropological study to better understand behaviors of body hygiene of people living in the areas most affected by malaria.
Partnerships with industrial soap producers (Manufacturing/Distribution), universities (Research), international organisations (Impact measurement) and foundations (Financing).
An experienced team on the field
The 100,000 lives campaign aims at gathering the support of organisations to develop, produce and distribute our mosquito-repellent soap.
The National Center for Research and Training against Malaria (CNRFP) is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Our repellency tests are carried out in their labs..
ITECH is an engineering school specialized in the field of polymers. The school has provided precious support in the creation of the first soap prototypes.
SoScience is the first company in Europe specialised in responsible innovation. They helped Faso Soap to tie up partnerships with research labs.
Faso Soap has won in 2013 the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) at the University of Berkeley. Thanks to this award Faso Soap received 25,000 dollars to move forward with their research.
TEEP, the flagship programme of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, is a N20 billion initiative (which by today’s exchange rate is $100 million) to support emerging entrepreneurs across Africa over 10 years. Faso Soap has received a 5,000 dollars grant from this programme.
The ELI Foundation is a Benin-based foundation whose objective is to support entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation on the African continent. It gives Faso Soap 5000€ and commits to collaborate together to make the project a success.
“La Fabrique” is the incubator supporting Faso Soap, and other projects with high social and environmental impact. The mission of “La Fabrique” is to identify social entrepreneurs with high potential and assist them in the development of their initiatives to solve large social challenges.