What better way to ensure financial self-sustainability… than with pigs!
At Amani Children’s Home, biogas and pigs are going to create a sustainable and cost-effective source of electricity.
What is biogas? Biogas is a source of energy that uses a digester to turn organic matter, such as food scraps and animal waste, into electricity. This electricity can be used for a variety of purposes, such as cooking, heating, and lighting. Having a reliable source of energy during both day and night will tremendously help the students at Amani, who rely on a constant source of power for their studies.
Where will the organic matter come from? Pigs!
These are just some of the pigs here at Amani. They are an excellent resource, because they consume the food scraps and husks from the crops produced at the center, and their waste is used as fuel for the biogas digester. They can also be sold as pork, which is in high demand, and the profit can be used to purchase healthy plant and animal foods to improve the diets of the children.
Another exciting bonus is that pigs and biogas are both environmentally friendly! The cattle at Amani are sold to purchase the pigs, which have a smaller environmental footprint. Biogas is also a clean source of energy, prevents deforestation, and is safe for children to be nearby. It’s a win-win!
As we embrace this new energy system, the Amani Children’s Home looks towards a greener, cleaner, and healthier future!