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Introducing myself

30 July, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello! I’m Megan Jones, the new Junior Carbon Project Officer at the Taunton office. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone at CO2balance for giving me such a warm welcome and for making my first few weeks here so enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person when we’re all… Read the full article >


Kilifi Community Mangrove Project: hearing from the ground

28 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya

In our first blog post on the new Kilifi Community Mangrove Project we were introduced to the two community groups undertaking the planting of 50,000 mangrove seedlings; Abent and Comensum Mangrove Rehabilitation Groups. We have been speaking to members of the groups about their experiences with the project. Abent We spoke to Lucy and Anthony,… Read the full article >


Seeing is believing

27 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Water is life and connects all aspects of it. Hearing that some villages in Kenya still live without proper access to water sounds unreal but that is the reality of life in several villages in Kilifi County, in the larger coastal region of Kenya. After visiting Kilifi County a few times and learning that majority… Read the full article >


What is Esther Juma’s life like now?

24 July, 2020 | Catherine Ruhiu
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

In Kudho village in the expansive western region of Kenya just as in so many other places in sub-Saharan Africa, people used to struggle every day to get access to safe water for their domestic use. Esther Juma a 46 year’s old mother has lived under these conditions for a long period of time. Each… Read the full article >


From Their Mouths; Safe Water Improves Health

16 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Residents of Rwakimangara village in Tharaka Nithi County in Kenya have lived without access to water for domestic use for years. They depended on a seasonal river where both humans and animals competed for this resource. Co2balance came in and repaired the only borehole in the village to ensure locals can use the borehole for… Read the full article >


Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >


The Pride of a Woman

6 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

The larger population of homes in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to water. Women and girls have to trek barefooted my miles in search of water not minding its quality.  Covering 4 to 5 Kms daily for not just one trip but several is not an easy task.    In Kididima village in Kilifi… Read the full article >


Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway

3 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya

Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale[1]. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >


Enabling Reading from home during Covid 19 in Kilifi County

30 June, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Uncategorized

Many households in the expansive Kilifi County in Kenya rely on untreated water from small earthen dams and seasonal rivers for daily domestic use. As you move into the remote villages the case is even worse, women and children have to travel an average of 5km every day in search for water.   With the current… Read the full article >


Reducing long distances for the rural poor in search of water

24 June, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Kenya is a water-scarce country with the large majority of the population struggling to access water – leave alone safe water.  Tharaka Nithi County in the Eastern region of Kenya is semi-arid with farming as the main economic activity. Within the sub-counties of Tharaka North and South many families struggle to access water for domestic… Read the full article >


Coronavirus threatening Mozambique’s recovery from Cyclone Idai

22 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Mozambique have had a severe year recovering from the landfall of Cyclone Idai in March 2019; rebuilding lives and infrastructure after the worst tropical cyclone in years. More than a year for the natural disaster which ripped lives and communities apart, thousands are still reliant on emergency aid which is under threat from the pandemic…. Read the full article >


United Purpose and CO2balance – preventing the spread of COVID-19 in The Gambia

17 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, The Gambia

Improving communities’ access to clean water during the COVID-19 emergency through the rehabilitation of boreholes. The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and sickened 4.5 million people. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries… Read the full article >