Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its Women

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Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its Women

With Eco-Fuel Africa, Sanga Moses is building local enterprise that has deep impacts.
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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:20pm
 
Social entrepreneur Sanga Moses wants to save the forests of his native Uganda while improving the lives of its young girls at the same time.
 
A member of National Geographic's newest class of Emerging Explorers, and also a grantee of its Great Energy Challenge initiative, Moses founded Eco-Fuel Africa, a company that sells kilns and machines that turn food waste into briquettes of clean, inexpensive cooking fuel.
 
By eliminating hours spent gathering wood, the green charcoal allows girls to stay in school and gives women a money-making venture that can help lift their families out of poverty.
 

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Keywords: Energy | Alternative Energy | Eco-Fuel Africa | Environment | Innovation & Technology | National Geographic | Responsible Production & Consumption | Sustainable Living | The Great Energy Challenge | Trees | uganda

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