DEVA provides opportunities to poor people, to those who lack access to sources of funding, for starting and improving micro businesses and improving the quality of life for the poor and the less-privileged members of society.

WE help our clients (in particular the rural/agricultural communities and urban slum dwellers) improve their quality of life through our biomass projects, Solar Light Africa Project and Water Africa project.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Secondary Contact
Ms. Funmilayo Ogunleti
Address Third Floor, B Wing, Elephant Cement House, Alausa
Lagos, Lagos State
Phone 234-7034554494, 234-7026259590
Fax 234-01-8523612
Calling/Fax Instructions If you are calling from Nigeria please omit the 234 and dial 0 (zero) before the 7

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Our aim is to distribute 5,000 stoves by next year. One method of achieving this is through our RENTA schemes and collaboration with MFBs and other NGOs operating in Nigeria.

We focus and work more among women and women groups, rural and agricultural communities and urban slum dwellers. At the moment we operate on the national scale in Nigeria but hope to extend to other African countries as our resources permit.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Poverty Alleviation
Countries of Operation: Nigeria

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

In our territory there have not been any major social and cultural barriers. The only issue is that since we supply only the portable cooking stoves, the clients have not completely done away with traditional wood cooking methods. This is more so when they have to use big ports or when they want to cook large meals as for social occasions and parties.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

The need for improved cooking stoves is there and beckoning to be served. Besides improving efficiency in wood cooking, it reduces labor, improves income, improves health and saves our forests. It fits those in wood abundant communities and those in wood deficit communities. What is required are availability and affordability of the stoves. The people are happy to have it and improve their lives.

Our wish is that philanthropists, well-wishers and politicians can invest in these to help our people have access to improved and healthier cooking stoves.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

Technology standardization would help but we should also consider the local conditions. The essential things here are reduced pollution, increased efficiency and ventilation. The core principles in improved biomass stoves are the same even though shapes and designs differ.

Other very vital issues to consider and incorporate in any design are portability, cost and durability. These matters well to the users and clients.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

So far we found out that reduced indoor pollution excites the people. This means they can cook indoors particularly during the rains and at night. To them it also means they can improve food safety and hygiene. However, absence of scientific instruments for measuring the exact level of reduction in air pollution have meant that we rely on statistics from the stove makers.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We are willing to contribute in any way possible, be it field testing, surveying, monitoring, training, conferences and seminars and funding. We can also supply data and skills.