Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal

by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal
Fighting Deforestation Using Coconut Husk Charcoal

Project Report | Oct 24, 2023
Project Update

By Mohamed B. Koroma | Project Leader

Coconut farmers and many individuals have limited knowledge of different ways of utilizing coconut products, especially the husk and they all go to waste, making the environment unclean. It is challenging to control the disposal of coconut husks in Sierra Leone.

They are littered everywhere and sometimes used in filling potholes. They are also burnt in open environments causing pollution. Coconut sellers cannot afford the huge sums of money to burn the waste in incinerators so they always plead with food vendors to take the husk and use it as fuel, disposing of coconut waste improperly causes environmental hazards such as air pollution and it can also choke gutters creating breeding sites for mosquitoes causing malaria and other diseases.

To address these challenges, our project promotes the use of coconut husk waste charcoal briquettes as a sustainable and viable alternative to wood charcoal. These briquettes emit fewer fumes, burn for longer periods, produce minimal ash, and provide an odorless, smokeless, sparkless, and flameless cooking experience.

Funds raised through this platform will enable us to provide 100kg of coconut husk charcoals to at least five households in targeted communities.

We are sincerely grateful for all those who've donated their hard-earned cash to this cause, and we look forward to working with them closely as we strive to create more impact in the lives of our targeted communities.

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Organization Information

Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Location: Woodbridge, Virginia - USA
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Twitter: @AIDforAfricans
Project Leader:
Sylvanus S. Murray
President
Freetown , Western Area Sierra Leone
$40 raised of $10,000 goal
 
4 donations
$9,960 to go
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