Promoting the use of coconut waste in energy efficient stoves at household level.
Promoting the use of coconut waste in energy efficient stoves at household level.
Problem Statement
The communities living in this part of the district are faced with very few options of economic activities. The area is prone to frequent crop failures due to the poor climatic conditions caused by extensive destruction of forests which has subsequently destroyed all the water catchment areas. In addition the condition is made worse due to continuous cutting of trees for either charcoal or firewood. Charcoal and firewood form the biggest source of fuel for cooking in this area. The two sources of fuel (firewood and charcoal) are environmental hazards in that they pollute the environment through fumes/smoke and gases. There is therefore the need for alternative sources of energy that will be able to address the above problems.

This project seeks to reclaim the tree cover along the relevant water catchment areas and encourage the community use alternative sources of energy.

Primary Objectives
The over all objective of the project is to reduce loss of tree/vegetation cover and pollution through the use of improved technologies that will use coconut waste as a source of fuel. Moreover the project also aims at reclaiming river banks through tree planting. Specifically the project is aimed at achieving the following objectives:-
1. To advocate for the use of coconut waste as a source of fuel for cooking in place of firewood.
2. To introduce energy saving stoves technology and sensitize the community on its benefits with regards to environmental conservation and health aspects
3. BICODE will improve the economic status of the community by buying the coconut waste from them which was otherwise was being thrown away.
4. To produce and promote use of coconut waste briquettes as source of fuel in Kenya.
5. To reclaim river banks through tree planting

Specific results:
• At least 200 families using energy saving cook stove technology in the project area.
• At least 100 families getting income from sell of coconut waste for briquette making
• BICODE getting enough income from the sell of charcoal briquettes to sustain the business
• At least 4 rows of trees will have been planted along each side of eight streams (Muleji, Ribe, Ngome, Kombeni, Jibana, Mwatsuma, Mbuzini, Tsongoni)
• At least 2 people directly employed by the project.
• At least 4 local artisans trained on fabrication of gasfier cook stoves
• At least one briquette making machine installed and operational.
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Project Snapshot

BICODE Community Development
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 41,895.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 447.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 23,536.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
An interesting aspect of the project is that the households will sell the char from their gasifier stoves tot he CBO to enable it produce briquettes. Althought he quantities of the char from per HH is small, it will nonetheless provide limited income.
Gender Focus
The focus of this project is to reduce reliance on firewood and promote the adoption of fuel efficient stoves. Women and children are key beneficiaries.
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Grantee Contact

Phone: 254-0727200112


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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
(254-20) 7624473
(254-20) 621076
Ms. Salome Nyakundi


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