ECO CARVÃO MOZAMBIQUE

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ECO CARVÃO MOZAMBIQUE: RECYCLED COCONUT-SHELL CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES IN MOZAMBIQUE

Maputo, Mozambique
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Trainings, Consultation
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Eco friendly Charcoal briquettes factory with Franchise opportunity for Women in rural areas. Save the environment and empower women economically.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Can make meals without cutting the trees?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

KEY ASPECTS THAT DETERMINED THE CREATION OF ECO-CARVÃO: i. Environmental Aspects: the negative effect of deforestation and II. Public Heath: The negative effect of public health caused by urban waste. III. Cost of Living: Reduce the cost of living by supplying the country with lower cost ECO CARVÃO. iv. Empower Women: Create income oppportunities for Women and Young Women in communities through franchise option to women.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

1. Green cooking energy 2. Low cost and clean cooking fuel for low income families and environmentally conscious consumers. 3. Create franchise option for women in rural areas to become brand representatives and distributors across the country. Expected goals: Currently my company produces and distributes ecofriendly charcoal briquettes made with waste and coconutshell carbon in mozambique. With objective to replace Wood derrived cooking fuels to bring down the deforestation to zero within 10 years. Eco Carvão is cheaper than comon wood derrived charcoal, burns longer, less smoke, odorless, no chemicals added, and can be used in any type of stove.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

i. Environmental Aspects: the negative effect of deforestation and II. Public Heath: The negative effect of public health caused by urban waste. III. Cost of Living: Reduce the cost of living by supplying the country with lower cost ECO CARVÃO. iv. Empower Women: Create income oppportunities for Women and Young Women in communities through sales partnerships.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

1. Franchising 2. Coconut Farming
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Sales
Team

Founding Story

ECO-CARVÃO MOZAMBIQUE ECO-CARVÃO or ECO-CHARCOAL is a renewable initiative to protect environment, founded in 2015 by mozambican artist and enterpreneur Sebastião Coana, currently produces and distributes ecofriendly charcoal briquettes made with waste and coconutshell carbon in mozambique. With objective to replace Wood derrived cooking fuels to bring down the deforestation to zero within 10 years. FOUNDER OF ECO CARVÃO Mozambican born contemporary artist Sebastião Coana C. +258 87 20 58 079 E. sebascoa

Team

ABOUT THE FOUNDER Sebastião Coana (COANA) B. 1987 Mozambican born contemporary painter and entrepreneur. Academic Background: 2001-2005: Youth Arts Training, National Museum of Arts, Maputo Mozambique. 2007-2012: Bachelor of science in Architerure Design China Central Academy of fine Arts in Beijing, China. 2014-2015: Master of Science in International Finance, by University of International Busines and Economics, China.