DIV SOCAP Spotlight: Sanga Moses, Eco-Fuel Africa
The vast majority of Ugandans cook their food over a wood or charcoal fire that, in addition to causing chronic illness and death from smoke, also contributes to the decimation of Uganda’s forests. Eco-fuel Africa (EFA) works with local communities in Uganda to convert locally sourced agricultural waste into clean cooking fuel briquettes which burn cleaner, burn longer, are cheaper than charcoal from wood and can be used in the same stoves Ugandans already use. With DIV funding, EFA has been able to prove that this is a scalable and sustainable solution. Already, EFA works with over 3,000 clean energy micro-entrepreneurs and is reaching over 10,000 households in Uganda on a daily basis with its fuel briquettes and their biggest problem now is that demand exceeds their supply.
Sanga is a devoted social entrepreneur who has committed himself to bettering the lives of his fellow Ugandans. His vision is to provide clean, inexpensive cooking energy to all Africans while improving socioeconomic outcomes and reversing deforestation. A former corporate accountant, Sanga is a graduate of Business Administration at Makerere University, Kampala. He is also a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2014, a TED Fellow, 2012; a Community Solutions Fellow, 2012; a Tech Awards Laureate, 2012 and an Unreasonable Institute Fellow, 2011.
Learn more about Eco-Fuel here.