From human waste to restaurant energy source
Watch a group of women from Ethiopia discuss their success cooking with biogas
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Cooking over a fire outside used to expose women and girls in the developing region of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to respiratory diseases, accidental burns and more, but now they are using human waste to generate electricity (that’s right!) — and they’re making money to boot.
Thanks to Christian Children’s Foundation of Canada (CCFC) donors, at least one group of women is now running a profitable cafeteria using biogas, whereby human waste from CCFC-built bathrooms is being converted to an energy source for cooking.
The project recipients and their families are grateful. “Thank you for supporting my mother to make an income for our family. This has allowed her to buy us food and clothes,” says Dawit, 9, whose mother is involved in the alternative energy project.
Check out the video below to learn more.