Briquettes

One of our newest and most ecologically advanced projects, the briquettes use a combination of rubbish, litter, coffee grounds, compost, sawdust, banana leaves and farm waste materials to create combustible materials which are both practically and financially valuable for the communities in Uganda.

The waste material is compressed in a pressure mould and dried to create a heat efficient briquette, which the women’s groups and street children will be able to sell. The project also prevents deforestation, recycles rubbish and provides a safer cooking environment for the women by reducing the amount of smoke produced.

The first briquette was lit during our trip in February 2013, which was a huge success and got our meal cooked in record time.