Train Kenyans in alternative charcoal production

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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Summary

Help prevent destructive and illegal charcoal production with training in alternative production methods and income generation. This project will also fund reforestation in the Shimoni Forest.
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Challenge

Ansuwani is a small community in Kwale district Kenya. Kwale District has been ranked among the poorest in education infrastructure and resource development in Kenya. Over 50% of children have no access to education and where present the quality of education is very low, 70% of adults lack basic literacy skills, thus perpetuating poverty. Although the forests of Ansuwani are considered sacred and use discouraged many people now see selling trees for timber and charcoal as their only option.

Solution

We will train locals to make briquettes as an alternative to charcoal. Scraps, saw-dust and old paper can be turned into a sustainable alternative fuel using a pellet press. Training in alternative incomes will help generate a sustainable income.

Long-Term Impact

In addition to charcoal burning, illegal logging is a major threat to Shimoni forest. This project will fund reforestation and implement a forest scout program to deter loggers and protect the forest.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvi.org.uk/​
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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Ross Deans
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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