Bujumbura, Burundi – Is it possible to get charcoal without logging forests? Well, Mr. Pierre Claver NIZIGIYIMANA from the BWIZA neighborhood in Muha district of the Capital city Bujumbura explained to us how he can make charcoal from organic matters found in the garbage, especially ash.

He said that he uses wooden mortars and pestles to ground those organic matters. He managed to produce 600kg of charcoal so far. Mr. Pierre Claver has founded a non-profit association called IUD, an association for self-development.

He indicated that he has already trained and helped many young people in his neighborhood and appealed to any interested person to help him to obtain tools to increase his production.