The project is specifically targeting the women who most all the time manages the kitchen and experiencing the problems associated with cooking energy. Women are even of the same class of people who do trade in cooking fuel related activities such as selling charcoal, firewood. The project is targeting to benefit direct 160 women as well as families from 9 villages in the Busongara south constituency. Briquette is made from waste products (coffee, rice husks, banana peels, charcoal dust, etc.
Uganda is an energy-deficient country, with supply unable to meet demand - for both domestic and industrial use. About 98 percent of energy consumption need of rural Uganda is met from biomass sources derived from the forest, shrub land, and animal waste and crop residues with lots of smoke having direct negative impact on environment and health, especially causing respiratory and eye diseases ---- cooking is associated with long hours spent collecting increasingly scarce wood.
There shall be reduced environmental pollution by converting agro-waste into smokeless Briquette charcoal fuel to ensure young children's health care,Developed cheap cooking fuel to substitute charcoal/wood fuel that is contributing to environmental degradation, created income generating activities for women through sale of surplus Briquette charcoal pellets produced to enable them provide school fees to their vulnerable children and other basic needs.
The project will train educate 160 women with the knowledge and skills for Energy supply: Renewable energy innovation, switch from fuel-wood to briquettes from abandoned aggro-wastes.