Visited by a Masai Choir - Potential Beneficiaries
By Askwar Hilonga | Director of TAHUDE Foundation
I hereby report our progress in this quarter (May – July 2023). This time we did not receive donations for supporting the biogas project. Nevertheless, we were so privileged to be visited by a Masai Choir at our main headquarters in Njiro Arusha, Tanzania. This was an opportunity to show-case the biogas project – which truly attracted their attention. Please kindly note that biogas uses cow dung as a source of fuel; and the Masai tribe in Tanzania is leading to have a large number of cows. Almost every Masai family has got several cows. Thus, with your continued support we may reach more Masai communities with this much-needed solution for cooking gas (biogas). At present most of them use firewood for cooking. It is proven that tree cutting / deforestation leads to climate change and contributes to global-warming which is experienced by everyone living under the sun.
THANKS again and again for supporting our biogas project since 2013. Through your generous support we have already reached about 1,200 direct beneficiaries (by 2023) and anticipate to scale-up our IMPACT TO MORE PEOPLE'S LIVES - because we have gained a solid experience, with time.
I hereby report our progress in this quarter (January – March 2023). The main activity we did this time is to visit our beneficiaries to evaluate their success stories and any challenges they might be facing. As for the biogas customers most of them are happy with the performance of their biodigesters. Some of them have small challenges with the cooking stove (they are defective, after being used for about 5 years and above). So, we have promised to provide them with new cooking stoves. It should be noted that the biogas itself is expected to perform well (with proper maintenance) for about 50 years.
Moreover, this time we were so much blessed by a generous visit by Korean Professors (https://youtu.be/H0iqWhdrHNo). They were so much interested with our biogas project and wished to see how we build the biodigesters and the quality of the raw materials we use (the condition of the cow dung). For example, they measured the pH of the raw materials and evaluated various parameters. At last they gave their final recommendation – which was very positive. We hope to secure funds for a joint project with those Korean Professors.
THANKS again and again for supporting our biogas project since 2013. Through your generous support we have already reached about 1,200 direct beneficiaries (by 2023) and anticipate to scale-up our IMPACT TO MORE PEOPLE’s LIVES - because we have gained a solid experience, with time.
300 Organic Fertilizer Project funded by USADF is COMPLETED - Thanks to the People of America
By Askwar Hilonga | Director
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).
TAHUDE built 303 Organic Fertilizer Units out of the 300 that were planned
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: email@example.com; WhatsApp +255787303091
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