Last week the Rangers of Virunga and the organization World Wildlife Fund gave vital support to the briquette program.
The Rangers, thanks to Emmanuel’s instruction (and financing), purchased 450 fuel briquette sacks, and WWF donated 450 improved Jiko Punguza stoves (these stoves usually cost $5.50 to make). These stoves, as their name suggests, make cooking more efficient by their improved design.
The briquettes and the stoves were all distributed among the Rangers of the southern and central sectors of Virunga National park and their families:
143 fuel briquette sacks and stoves to Rwindi
69 fuel briquette sacks and stoves to Rutshuru
88 fuel briquette sacks and stoves to Lulimbi
150 fuel briquette sacks and stoves to Rumangabo
Everyone was taught how to light up the fuel briquettes
Thank you Rangers and WWF for the contribution! This support of the briquette program will contribute toward stopping deforestation, avoiding the risks associated with making charcoal, and boosting our sales!
More news on the briquettes coming soon.