Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID

by TAHUDE Foundation
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Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Rescue 66 Biogas Clients Highly Affected by COVID
Mr. Ndege - 2; one of beneficiaries in Karatu
Mr. Ndege - 2; one of beneficiaries in Karatu

This quarter we report the progress on organic fertilizer construction. These are connected with the biogas from the cow-dung bio-digesters (which produces biogas as cooking fuel). We have just completed a project of construction of 300 organic fertilizer units sponsored by the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF).

Project Outcome

  1. TAHUDE built 303 Organic Fertilizer Units out of the 300 that were planned
  2. TAHUDE is scaling up to other regions. It started in Arusha only; now it is in Manyara and Kilimanjaro regions. The beneficiaries with Organic fertilizers have increased (some doubled) their crop yield while significantly reducing the expenditure to commercial fertilizers; as demonstrated in the photos below and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJxIAzE8s80

Other notable results include:

  • About 1,800 beneficiaries were reached. Their health has improved because they cook with cleaner energy (biogas); no side-effects caused by smoke (pulmonary diseases, red eyes, etc).
  • The hygiene around the houses are highly improved because the cow-dung is now collected and introduced into the biodigesters for gas production and for harnessing the organic fertilizer
  • The reputation and publicity of TAHUDE has highly increased. It even got grant from the government of Tanzania (Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) under Skills Development Fund (SDF)) via Gongali Model Co.Ltd (for internship of 123 biogas technicians and training of 402 people in Gongali village and Njiro - Arusha)

Women and girls: More than 700 mothers and girls do not need to struggle to search for firewood. They normally spend about 2 hours every day - looking for firewood. Now they spend ZERO second! They just turn-on their biogas stove when they want to cook. Biogas system has a life span of about 50 years. For more information please kindly contact the inventor of Nanofilter, Prof. HILONGA: hilonga@gmail.com; WhatsApp +255787303091

Mr. Ndege - 3; one of beneficiaries in Karatu
Mr. Ndege - 3; one of beneficiaries in Karatu
Mr. Ndege - 1; one of beneficiaries in Karatu
Mr. Ndege - 1; one of beneficiaries in Karatu

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Interns sponsored by Tanzania Education Authority
Interns sponsored by Tanzania Education Authority

This quarter we received 123 trainees / interns sponsored by Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) through Skills Development Fund (SDF) for biogas and organic fertilizer units construction. These helped to speed-up the construction and marketing of TAHUDE’s products. So we were able to complete the project of building 300 organic fertilizer units sponsored by the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF)

The trainees were awarded certificate for graduation. They were very happy and played football with Karatu Young Boys Team; and won by one goal (1-0).

These programs not only create job opportunity to youth but also keep them busy and help them avoid destructive behaviors like drug abuse.

I got a privilege to play with them; which made them so happy and attracted to use me as their role model.

Biogas is still at its infant stage in Tanzania. Your generous support will continue to help us scale up the project beyond our community – which of course has already benefited a lot. There are few clients who are still indebted but with time we hope they will clear their debts and help us get a revolving fund to construct new biogas and organic fertilizer units at affordable price / flexible repayment loans.

For detailed information or further clarification / or if you have an advice for us please kindly write to hilonga@gmail.com

THANKS!

Hilonga

Interns Graduation
Interns Graduation
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Visiting a Biogas / Organic Fertilizer Customer
Visiting a Biogas / Organic Fertilizer Customer

THANKS for your relentless support

This quarter we report the following:

  • Eleven biogas systems are constructed.
  • Thirty nine (39) organic fertilizer units are constructed and nineteen (19) are on process - Masons are on site.

 You and other donors on GlobalGiving platform deserve appreciation for your relentless support. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are also grateful to the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) for the generous support to scale-up our project in Arusha, Manyara, and Kilimanjaro regions.

 We are now marketing the organic fertilizer product and as you can see in our report - we have a good number of clients who are interested.

 We have a new staff member for Organic fertilizer Units – Mr. Alex Hamanjida. He is already making big difference in our performance: 58 / 100 units are done within 1 month. We expect to hit our target of 300 units by June 2022.

 We welcome your ideas and comments on how we can make this project a great success. Our main intention is to save environment, provide quality life to women and girls (who normally struggle with looking for firewood for cooking) as we also create job opportunities for the local technicians.

 By contributing via this GlobalGiving platform you are already making a big positive impact to our community. We will update you from time to time.

You may directly contact me at hilonga@gmail.com or WhatsApp +255787303091.

STAY BLESSED!

Hilonga

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Happy Organic Fertilizer Customer
Happy Organic Fertilizer Customer

We are in great celebration for number of reasons:

1. You continue to support us

2. We just received an extension grant from the United States Africa Development Foundation

3. Our beneficiaries are getting happier with time

YES, the photo below shows one of our customers harvesting his pumpkin - the biggest ever! This comes as an output of environmentally friendly Organic Fertilizer. You have been supporting this project for long time – THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now we are so excited to let you know that the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) has acknowledged the benefit of this program and extends our impact to additional 300 clients – farmers and pastoralists in northern parts of Tanzania (Arusha, Manyara, and Kilimanjaro regions). Each Organic Fertilizer Units costs Tsh. 503,000 (USD 220). USADF gives flexible loans to people in underserved community through TAHUDE Foundation. When the beneficiaries repay the funds are released again to the new batch of clients – we call this a REVOLVING FUND.

The support from GlobalGiving individuals and USADF demonstrate once more that there are individuals and organizations that are not taking climate change as a political agenda. They take ACTION! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Please continue keep in touch; we promise to send updates from time to time.

THANKS for being our life-time partner.

Regards

Hilonga

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Exhibition on Organic Fertilizer
Exhibition on Organic Fertilizer

This quarter we were so privileged to be invited to exhibit our organic fertilizer during the annual education stakeholders Forum at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (please kindly consider the attached photo). The event was very active and we were able to sell the organic fertilizer and got many orders.

Organic fertilizer is a byproduct of biodigest (biogas system that uses cow dung). THANKS for your generous support all the time. At present we have more than 200 customers with biogas systems but they do not have organic fertilizer units. Each unit can produce several tons of organic fertilizer every year. Our grantees sell the organic fertilizer to repay their loans - for the construction of the biodigesters and the organic fertilizer units. We highly expect to boost the income of our grantees who are seriously hit by the economic effects caused by COVID-19. Please kindly refer us to any relevant organization that can provide a grant for organic fertilizer project in Tanzania or any activity related to renewable energy /environment /climate change project, etc. That will be your contribution to the success stories we are going to make in the last part of the year 2021, as the restriction on COVID-19 lighten. For direct communication please kindly write to my email hilonga@gmail.com or WhatsApp +255787303091. THANKS to you and the GlobalGiving community at large for sustaining our project for 8 years now. Please kindly expect more updates as we implement our organic fertilizer project.

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TAHUDE Foundation

Location: Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania, United Republic of
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Project Leader:
Askwar Hilonga
Arusha, Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of
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