In rural Africa...Girls must walk many miles in search of firewood, a dangerous journey that often forces them to miss school.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 8 out of 10 people have no access to clean cooking fuel and still depend on fuel-wood for cooking and heating. This leads to unsustainable levels of deforestation.Also, marginalized farmers in Africa depend on some of the most depleted soils in the world and yet they are too poor to afford fertilizers. This leads to malnutrition and food insecurity. These are the problems that we seek to address.
At Eco-fuel Africa, we empower communities in Africa to use our tailor-made technology to convert locally sourced farm and municipal waste into clean cooking fuel (green charcoal) and organic fertilizers (biochar). This helps to solve a myriad issues; it slows the rate of deforestation by reducing the dependency on fuel-wood, reduces indoor air pollution by substituting smoky wood with cleaner-burning fuel, improves educational opportunities among girls and women by eliminating the need to search for wood, and reduces malnutrition by providing farmers with access to organic fertilizers.