Pot-in-pot enterprise: Fridge for the poor

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Publication Date: 
01 January 2011
Oluwemimo Oluwasola

Mobah Rural Horizons, producer of the pot-in-pot products which is widely termed as the 'fridge for the poor' is based in Kano, Nigeria. The organization was founded in 2000 by Mr Mallam Mohammed Bah Abba. The pot-in-pot preservation/cooling system was invented mainly to help rural farmers preserve their farm products. The pot-in-pot enterprise has impacted positively rural farming households by providing employment, increasing farm earnings and enabling girl children to attend school in the mornings instead of hawking perishable farm products.

Citation: Oluwasola, Oluwemimo. "Pot-in-pot Enterprise: Fridge for the Poor." GIM Case Study No. B080. New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2011