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Business Development Closing the Rural-Urban Nutrient and Carbon Dioxide Cycles (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Business Development Closing the Rural-Urban Nutrient and Carbon Dioxide Cycles (Kenya)

The aim of this project is to establish a medium-scale business by constructing a biogas and fertiliser plant, which will help reduce negative environmental impacts and cut the costs faced by public latrines.

Pays : Kenya

Date : Agreement Signed : 12 March 2013 Duration : 24 Months

Ref : NDF C3 D10

Objectif
The main objectives of the project are to decrease greenhouse gas emissions ; improve the sanitary situation in the urban informal settlements ; increase the income of these vulnerable communities ; increase the use of organic fertilisers ; and supply the Kenyan market with biogas as an alternative to petroleum based energy.
The objectives are to be achieved through the establishment of a sustainable and profitable community-owned business based on the recycling of energy and nutrients in human waste from Nairobi’s informal urban settlements.

Présentation
The project builds on the long-term work of a Kenyan NGO, Umande Trust, who facilitates community managed latrines as small businesses in Nairobi’s densely populated informal settlements. The aim of this project is to establish a medium-scale business by constructing a biogas and fertiliser plant, which will help reduce negative environmental impacts and cut the costs faced by public latrines. The plant will utilise waste from the community latrines and process it into high-quality organic fertilisers and biogas. The biogas is to be purified, compressed and sold in cylinders compatible with gas stoves. The organic fertilizer can be sold on the agriculture products’ market to be brought back onto the land for increased agricultural production. The generated profit will be deposited in the revolving fund of each of the participating community groups. Currently, the waste storage capacity of the latrines is being stretched ; the project, therefore, can help overcome these limitations and cut waste disposal costs faced by the public latrines, which allows for sustainable increase in capacity to provide sanitation services.

Partenaires
Nordic Partner : Niras Natura AB
Local Partner : Umande Trust

Total Project Cost : EUR 624,455
NCF Financing : EUR 499,220

Nordic Development Fund

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