2024 KCP Application
Cleat Heat Solutions
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Project Summary / Description:
In 2018 I decided to analyze the Malawian policy that regulates charcoal production. To my surprise, the law does not prohibit charcoal production if it‚ sustainably made. So in 2019 I founded and registered Clean heat solutions with an aim of making carbonized charcoal briquettes from farm waste. Whilst producing carbonized charcoal briquettes from waste, we realized that there is still flow of charcoal on the market hence with financial support from USAID through World Connect in September 2020 we launched a project titled CLEAN BUSINESS where we are training 40 charcoal producers and traders in Welding and Fabrication, Briquettes Making and Tailoring in Neno district, the trainees are being empowered with skills to either start their own businesses or get employed. We believe that nobody would opt for illegal charcoal production where there is an alternative source of income from Welding and Fabrication.
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How Project Affects Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions:
Replaces/avoids GHGs (e.g., projects that replace sources of GHGs, such as the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat, transport, or other energy uses), Reduces GHGs (e.g., projects that reduce sources of GHGs, such as through efficiency or other changes in consumption)
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Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
We are a youth let enterprise, all staff are below the age of 30. we work with rural people who are charcoal producers and regarded as the poorest in the country. We engage these people in designing solutions that work for them. We make sure they are empowered with skills that can generate them decent money while also conserving the environment. Our products are distributed by women vendors who are usually oppressed and lack business opportunities. our involvement helps these women to have an opportunity to trade and have access to financial income.
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Our organization is a renewable energy social enterprise. We advocate for usage of affordable eco-friendly energy. we also manufacture and sell clean cooking fuels from waste. we work with farmers and provide affordable irrigation pumps, train them in organic fertilizer making among others. we also train charcoal producers in alternative sources of income to make them stop charcoal production and save tress from being cut