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Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand

by COMMUNITY CHILDREN FOUNDATION UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE OF HRH PRINCESS MAHA CHAKRI SIRINDHORN
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand
Biogas for Better Lives in Rural Thailand

Summary

This project will enable 400 hilltribes in 80 households at Yamokee Village in Tak Province in Thailand's very remote area to turn waste from pig farms into biogas plants for cooking, lighting and organic fertilizer. Households will no longer depend on trees/ firewood for cooking. The community avoid diseases from the pig waste, save time for collecting firewood, save money from buying chemical fertilizer, and there are global benefit for climate change mitigation.

$1,980
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

The Yamokee villagers in Tak Province, rural Thailand mostly are farmers and swine raisers. 41 out of 80 households raises over 100 pigs. Wastes from pig farms impacts to water sources and people living nearby. It results in bad smell, creates air pollution and social issues. In addition, most of the villagers are still depending on firewood for cooking, which leads to deforestation, soil degradation, and climate change.

Solution

CCF will support the Yamokee villagers to build 20 biogas plants to serve the community and protect environment. All villagers will be trained about benefits of having biogas and how to set up the biogas system. The community members will also help each other to plant additional 4,000 trees to replace trees cut down used for firewood. This will help to reduce forest loss and damage, diseases caused by pollutions from pig farm wastes and families' expenses for buying chemical fertilizer.

Long-Term Impact

The 20 biogas plants built to manages pig farm wastes can produce some 1.37 million cubic meters for cooking 3 meals per day per household. Women and girls health will improve due to less exposure to smoke. They will also have more time for important economic activities instead of collecting firewood for cooking. The trees that not be cut will help reduce climate change. The system will also add organic fertilizer for crop production. The community will live peacefully in a clean environment.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ccfthai.or.th
Project Leader:
Yowalak Thiarachow
CCF (Community Children Foundation)
Bangkok, Thailand

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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