The Mama Mkaa project produces their first charcoal  briquettes from waste from the hotels. These charcoal  briquettes are made from waste such as paper, old boxes and a various assortment of garden waste. The team of women will continue to experiment for the next couple of months with various concoctions of organic waste until the produce a charcoal briquette that will burn hot and with as little smoke as possible. They briquettes will be marketed to residents of Stone Town who mostly use charcoal as a cooking fuel. All the charcoal in Zanzibar is shipped over from the mainland.