Winner Clean Energy Challenge
Briefing: EATING IN NAIROBI
About Mfuko Fresh
This product is a lightweight wicker container that can help local vendors transport their produce from the farm to the market. Mfuko-Fresh is designed to protect produce by minimizing physical damage from the journey, while storing it in a cool condition. The container can also be transformed into a makeshift market stall whenever needed.
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What’s your story?
Our team is made up of 2 university students currently in our last year of architecture school.
” Our idea originated from a discussion with my mother about the struggles the vendors have to overcome to deliver food to markets while keeping it fresh and unharmed. “
How did your project come about?
Our idea originated from a discussion with my mother about the struggles the vendors have to overcome to deliver food to markets while keeping it fresh and unharmed. We have seen the waste created by mishandling produce and poor storage solutions. We developed Mfuko Fresh by looking at the current means of delivery the vendors use and hypothesized that better storage during transportation would be the best solution. We entered the challenge hoping it was an avenue to share ideas to make others lives better.
Leon Mutua of Mfuko Fresh
What was your reaction to finding out your project had been selected?
We were really excited! We had no idea that our idea had this much value. We are feeling more encouraged to share our idea and enter more competitions.
In your opinion, why is creativity important in climate action and the transition to clean energy?
I believe that creative ideas are the key to fight climate change and make the planet a better and happier place, with design and experimentation we learn new and better ways to do things.
Where do you see your project one year from now?
I would like to build the first prototypes to support the vendors and at the same time collect data on what they think of the product and see how we can improve Mfuko Fresh for the users.