Faso Soap – Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko are the creators of Fasoap, a soap designed to help tackle malaria.
Faso Soap – The soap is made from Shea butter, essential lemongrass oil and other secret ingredients.
Faso Soap – Dembele and Niyondiko, who are students at the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso, are the first Africans to win the $25,000 Grand Prize Global Social Venture Competition.
Heavy burden – There were an estimated 660,000 malaria deaths in 2010, 90% of which occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly among children under five years old.
Faso Soap – "Our soap will fulfill the desire of the population to be clean, as well as protect them from malaria, without any additional cost to them," says Niyondiko.