Verde Africa, Lda works to manufacture and provide daily life items to enrich the lives of Mozambican families. “VERDE” stands for “GREEN” in Portuguese, the official language of Mozambique. We wish to make the world a GREENer place.
OUR MISSION / WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
Africa loses 2,830,000 hectares of natural forest annually. This is equivalent to the size of England, and the fastest pace of all the regions in the world. We journey in pursuit of a form of manufacturing which enriches the lives of human beings while protecting rich forests and clean oceans. We believe in working together to protect the earth to realize an environment that is comfortable for all of us to live in for the next 300 years, which consequently enriches our lives today.
A BETTER TOMORROW FOR ALL
Many of our customers are proud micro-entrepreneurs who work in the informal sector. We wish to be part of their business growth by working with them. We believe that the world will be a better place with more people driven by their ambitions. We wish to be a part of a new manufacturing cycle which exploits no one.
A PLACE WHERE YOUR EFFORT IS REWARDED
We believe that business gives people more opportunities than aid. Our wish is to create more places in Africa where one’s effort is rewarded through transparent and results-based employment opportunities. It is more than just a job. It is a space for youth to dream. We wish to create a place in the world, where people get fair evaluation for hard work and move forward.
RIGHT IN MOZAMBIQUE; RECYCLED BRIQUETTES
TOGETHER WITH ORDINARY PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE
There are items that you need daily to survive, regardless of the amount of money in your pocket. For many African people, charcoal is one of the “daily necessities” to eat and survive. However, the price of wood charcoal in Mozambique has gone up by 311% in the past decade, which puts pressure on the standard of living of ordinary Mozambican families. Our recycled briquettes can be used just like charcoal at 70-80% of the cost (saving 20-30%) and consuming 15% fewer briquettes with their long-lasting heat.
RECYCLED FUEL WITHOUT TREE-CUTTING
Our briquettes are 100% recycled, which means that they do not contribute to tree-cutting or deforestation of any kind. MACAMANENE is produced without cutting any trees, by using recycled raw materials collected in Maputo. We buy charcoal waste that is usually discarded.
On average, 5-7kgs of wood is required to make 1 kg of charcoal. Because our briquettes are recycled, you are saving 5-7kgs of wood every time you use them.
PRODUCED LOCALLY, CONSUMED LOCALLY
traceable products at reasonable prices. This circulation of money adequately compensates manufacturers and material suppliers. It is the critical first step for sustainable and inclusive growth for Mozambique and neighboring African countries.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
The first step is to build credibility here in Mozambique. We hold high value in our relationships with customers, building trust and satisfaction with them that will last.
|Company||Verde Africa, Lda|
|Address||Albazine, Rua Xavier Bento 13, Maputo, Mozambique|
|Representative||Yukiyoshi Arisaka, Chief Executive Officer|