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Chongo Mwape


Project Overview

Alternative Energy a solution to many.

Poverty reduction and preservation of the environment are two major issues crippling Africa as a whole. Mostly these two issues are handled separately by most, but this project acts as a solution to both problems combined. My proposed project is the production of briquettes. A Briquette (or briquet) is a block of flammable matter used as fuel to start and maintain a fire. They are an environmentally friendly alternative to the commonly/widely used charcoal. Common types of briquettes are charcoal briquettes (sawdust, wax, chaff etc.) and biomass briquettes. This project would target woman in their productive age that are likely to be exploited because of their economic vulnerability. By producing these briquettes, we create a source of livelihood for these women, empowering them while saving the environment in the process.

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