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Hi openIDEOS, this is to answer your questions; I carried out an interview with the local woman waste pickers and the schools surroungding the Ongata Ronagi area and its environs and this is what i found out ;4 out of 4 needed the fuel briquettes, 2 out of 4 needed the stoves and 2 out of 4 nesded the training on fuel briquetting.

The pople would learn about my programme throuhg door to ddor marketing, use odnDVDs to showcase and also through the translation of the exixting fuel briquette making handbook into kiswahili whcih am a co- author. Kiswahili is the most common languiage that is easily understood.

My main target would be the households, fish and chips mongers, campsites, hotels, and also schools.I would market to them through visiting the institutions and talking to them through a powerpoint presentation, through issuing of flyers and brochures, through website and social media like facebook and twitter.

I would pursuade the woman using charcoal to use briquettes through the demonstration of how the briquettes light and also through giving out of free samples of briquettes for the first order.

Financially, i would require an Initial Start Up of 1,715,800 Kenyan Shillings.

To set up, I would need about 30 personel to start with. I would also rent out a premise for the first two years lease and then hope to purchase my own premise after 3 years.(KINDLY FIND ATTATCHED MY BUSINESS PLAN IN THE ADDITIONAL FILES SECTION OF MY IDEA).

Looking foward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards


Hi Evan thank you so much for your response. I am targeting the rongai area in nairobi which has a slum surroundingit. It also consists of a small scale and mesdium scale households who mostly depend charcoal and firewood whcih they source from the park that is adjecent to the community.

The potential competitors are charcoal dealers who sell a bag ofc harcoal at 1700 shillings which is very expensive.

My main target is 30 women to start with and am also hoping to start with 10 kilns which i will use to carbonize the biomass which i will source from the farmers and the main market in the area.

Thank you Ryan. my project is indeed good to be implemented in schools and i would like to work with you in future.