Womens charcoal project Matemwe

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.

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