The project looks forward to empowering community to create fuel, electricity and food in their rural area. The community will produce Castor and Jatropha to process into bio fuel.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Energy poverty hinders economic development in rural areas. Food insecurity is increased since women spend a lot of time looking for firewood at the expense of doing activities that creates income. Cooking with firewood not only destroys the environment but also women and children are prone to respiratory diseases they contact during cooking. Children education standards reduce drastically since they cannot read at night. The need for energy to cook, lighting and power enterprises is needed.
How will this project solve this problem?
Developing jatropha and castor nurseries; training youths on agroforestry entrepreneurship and value chain development, Training and extension on energy crop agroforestry; advocacy on renewable energy and promotion of clean energy.
Potential Long Term Impact
Having strong cooperative movement in villages that supports agricultural development and production of renewable energy from agriculture and natural resources.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,125
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,125 . The original project funding goal was $17,250.