Friday Feb 14, 2014

GVD Kenya: Slum Cleanup and Briquette Making

The Global Oracle Volunteer Day in Nairobi, Kenya was under the environment pillar. Two key projects were carried out on that day by 27 #oraclevolunteers in the Mathare slum of Nairobi. Mathare is the second largest slum in Kenya, with an estimated population of between 600,000 – 800,000. The day was lead by Francis, Presales Applications Manager,and graduate intern David.

Making briquettes

This project is run by a group of young ladies who are unemployed and this helps them to make ends meet. The ladies in the project make briquettes and then sell them at a profit.

The briquettes are used for cooking or heating being an alternative to the traditional firewood used in the slums which degrades the environment.

This project in turn ensures preservation of the environment as it helps deal with cutting down of trees. Briquettes also help keep the environment clean as waste paper is recycled to make the briquettes...

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