NEED: James Ngugi’s family was struggling financially after he had lost his left arm to the 2007/2008 Post Election Violence and could not provide for them. The cost of his family’s energy needs was also high, eating into the family’s incomes.
AVENUE TO MEET NEED: From his surrounding, Ngugi realized that he could use waste material from the local slaughter house to produce energy. Together with his long-time friend, David Kwayo, the two set up a biogas digester to supplement Ngugi’s family energy needs. Green Gas Africa Group is a sole proprietorship seeking to provide solutions to the rising costs of fuel and the environmental repercussions brought about by the use of non-renewable fuels.
IMPACT: In order to meet increased biogas needs, he approached other farmers around his community so he could collect the waste material from their farms. From these activities Green Gas Group Africa was birthed. The duo’s dream is to produce of biogas, liquefy it and package into cylinders for domestic consumption.
INNOVATION: Turning waste material from the local slaughter house to produce energy.
NETFUND EFFECT: Green Gas Africa was placed under NETFUND’s upscaling Program.