Access to basic services at the informal settlements identified are limited and sometimes absent. It is important to emphasize that the project also aimed at educating the poor on having a mind-shift, moving away from “dependency-thinking” to “self-sustaining thinking”.
Two 10m3 bio-digesters have been constructed on site and substrates are being tested on site. Fort Cox College are using the digesters to conduct research on biogas.
Melani is a rural village located approximately 12 km North of Alice Town and the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa; it consists of approximately 500 households, housing approximately 3000 people with a clear 70% majority between the working age of 20 and 50 years and characterized by the lack of skills.
A 10m3 digester has been constructed on site. The biogas project will be an asset to the community by improving the energy provided to the community, as well as attracting additional attention of potential investors to the rural village. In
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