Like most rural women in East Africa, Juliana cooked over an open fire. These fires can produce about 400 cigarettes’ worth of smoke in an hour. Prolonged exposure is linked to respiratory infections, eye damage, and lung cancer. On top of that, households in East Africa may spend up to 40% of their income on cooking fuel.
Juliana Stephano had a tubular biogas system installed on her farm. She now feeds the biogas digester from her six cows. The gas that is produced is enough to cook all three meals every day – and is much healthier than cooking over an open fire or charcoal burner!
Learn more about tubular biogas systems at ECHOcommunity.org!
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