8/22/17 11:45 AM
After the emergency aid has been expired, atmosfair is enhancing the second phase of the reconstruction. In the first phase of our engagement, we were distributing efficient cookstoves and solar lighting as most needed resources. But now it´s about repairing the damaged biogas plants: during the earthquakes, many biogas plants have been destroyed.
In a small-scale biogas plant (about 6m³) cow dung is transformed into biogas and sludge by microorganisms. Traditional cooking on wood is not only expensive and damages surrounding forests. Especially women´s and children´s health is harmed in many cases due to heavy emissions of smoke and carbon black. Luckily, they can replace the fuel wood with biogas: two or three cows provide enough dung for cooking biogas for a five-member family.
Moreover, the sludge from fermentation can be used as a soil conditioner on the farmer´s fields. Many of the biogas plants are connected to a latrine, hence improving the hygienic situation in many households.
Thus, the importance of biogas plants for the local people is enormous in many ways. Thanks to a generous donation in 2015, we were able to repair already 316 plants until now. But there is still a great need for repair in Nepal. With your help, we therefore want to repair 56 more plants in the region of Helambu nearby the Climate Trek.
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