Moundou, Chad (NEWS) -
we have been working hard with our APRO-ECO team (Protection of the Ecosystem Association). APRO-ECO is the Moundou-based Eco-charcoal production team ENVODEV has worked with for the past year. ENVODEV has been training three members of APRO-ECO who will assist us in training the future Nya team. In the meantime, ENVODEV has met with people in Nya, who are now getting organized and mobilizing local rice cultivators so they do not burn the rice straw.
What have we been doing exactly this week? We've been collecting rice-straw from around Moundou, and gotten the three APRO-ECO members to carbonize it. They have been working intensively. Though the method is straightforward, we are going over each and every detail of the pyrolysis process. When the time comes, either next week or the following, APRO-ECO Team will be ready to give a solid training in Nya.
We've collected a lot of rice-straw, and this training period has already given APRO-ECO the ability to produce a good amount of briquettes (some 1000 briquettes in the past 2 days).
Thanks for your support. Everyone is asking for these briquettes, whether it is our neighbors or the governor of the region himself. This new form of cooking fuel is what it's all about!
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
Still want to help?
Find another project in
that needs your help.