From Pit to Product transforms faecal sludge into charcoal briquettes for the local market in Kenya.
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About the initiative
Pit to Product started as a project toto pilot human waste conversion into biomass-fuels and bio-fertilisers in Nakuru, an agricultural hub in Kenya.
Aqua for All supported this project throughout its research stage (2015- 2017). The support continued for product development (2017-2019). This result in a briquette sold under the name MakaaDotcom to low-income consumers and poultry farmers in Nakuru.
Makaa is the Kiswahili word for coal.
The briquette factory has an operating capacity for processing 25 tonnes per month.
On a monthly basis, the waste of 28,750 people is recycled. These briquettes are purchased by over 800 families.
Awareness raising on the need for on-site non-sewered sanitation in the area.