Alternative Cooking Fuels Save Lives and Trees

Trip By: LEAMIS International Ministries
Location: Multiple Countries, Eastern Africa
When: Customizable: Jan-Nov 2019
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Charcoal made from agricultural waste saves lives and trees!

The #1 cause of death in children under the age of 5 in developing nations is from breathing the smoke from indoor cooking fires, causing acute respiratory infections.

In addition, deforestation has devastating effects on the environment and economy of a country.

Charcoal is a common cooking fuel in many developing countries. Unfortunately, the replanting of trees seldom keeps up with their destruction.

Charcoal made from agricultural waste produces less smoke and can save the lives of countless children.

Bio-fuel briquettes and charcoal made from corn cobs and other agricultural waste can easily meet the cooking fuel needs of a family. It can also be turned into a cottage industry that can help an impoverished family’s financial needs and provide jobs for others in the community!

LEAMIS will provide you with the training you need to teach this workshop.

While you are in Kenya, you may want to extend your trip a couple of days and take advantage of their many safari opportunities.

Through such projects, LEAMIS promotes transformational development by empowering local pastors and believers with the tools and resources they need to impact their communities for Christ. The goal is to multiply the impact by empowering local persons to share what they know with others rather than depending on outside help.

Transformation addresses the spiritual need of recovering our true identity as humans created in the image of God and restoring relationships with God, ourselves, our community and the environment.

Development speaks to discovering our true vocation as productive stewards, faithfully caring for the world and all the people in it. As such, we seek to assist others in developing self-sustaining means to achieve this.