Anthony and Agnes Katakwa and NAFRAC
Anthony and Agnes Katakwa live in Mwamakalanga village, in the Iselamagazi ward of Shinyanga rural district, Northern Tanzania. They have installed a biogas digester on their farm. The digester turns cow dung into a clean source of gas to use for lighting and cooking at home.
They recommend biogas to their neighbours because it would help them save money on other forms of fuel such as kerosene* and firewood. The Katakwas no longer need to cut down trees for fuel, so it has also helped them to protect the trees and bushes growing on their farm.
*A thin oil made from petroleum, known as paraffin in the UK. Kerosene is used all over the world as a fuel for heating, lighting and cooking. It is also used to power jet engines.