Becoming A Major Concern
Deforestation and environmental degradation is becoming a major concern in all Ungweru impact areas. Increased population and high poverty levels has led to an increase in exploitation of natural resources.
Brick making, selling charcoal and firewood is a means of livelihood for people but they lead to deforestation and degradation of the environment. Our work aims to promote the environmentally friendly and sustainable solution of using clay stoves and briquettes.
MZUZU URBAN PROFILE REPORTED THAT 84.4% OF THE HOUSEHOLDS IN MZUZU CITY USE CHARCOAL AND FIREWOOD AS MOST PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD OTHER SOURCE OF ENERGY.
Reduce the environmental impact
In partnership with the Department of Forestry, we have supported communities to raise over 15,000 nursery trees that helped to cover bare land in communities.
Much like the clay stoves, these nurseries aim to reduce the environmental impact of deforestation in these areas. Promoting natural resource based enterprises is one way of income generation and a means of livelihood.