Brave Hearts contributes to environmental conservation, Protection and restoration programs by promoting energy access for cooking through promoting the use of briquettes as an alternative source of fuel and construction of energy saving stoves at household and institutional level.
A key driver behind deforestation in Kamwenge District is the production of charcoal, a main source of income for the local population and the main source of fuel for cooking for both the over 70,000 refugees in the district and the host population.
Brave Hearts supports people from the refugee and host community to make cleaner biomass briquettes made from agricultural bi-products thereby providing the producers with an additional livelihood source and the local population with access to a lower cost, cleaner burning cook fuel. Why applying the 3Rs
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) approach, every ton of briquettes produced saves 88 trees.