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CO2balance visit The Smiling Coast of Africa

10 October, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, The Gambia

In September two of our team travelled to The Gambia for the first steps in establishing a country-wide Safe Water project with the United Purpose Gambian team. We visited rural communities within the west of the country to witness their daily struggle with collecting water and witness the true problems on the ground. When the… Read the full article >


Impacting lives through Safe Water in Kenya; Kilifi County

2 October, 2019 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

With an approximated of about 50 million people, 41 percent of Kenyans still rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 59 percent of Kenyans use unimproved sanitation solutions. These challenges are especially evident in the rural areas and the urban slums. Due to this acute access to safe water challenge many development organizations for years have sunk many boreholes in… Read the full article >


CO2balance Keeping its ears on the Ground in Kenya

26 September, 2019 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

In any project implementation it is important from the onset to engage the local community to understand their interests, beliefs, social networks etc. For any organization to implement a project well it requires to put its ears on the ground to listen to stakeholders and thus gather enough knowledge about local context and the local… Read the full article >


Borehole Rehabilitation is Underway in Zambia.

9 September, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

The rehabilitation of broken boreholes is underway in Lundazi District in Eastern Province, Zambia, with to date 8 boreholes having been rehabilitated across the largely rural district. The delivery of safe water to these rural communities is imperative to tackle severe water insecurity for those relying on stagnant hand-dug wells or streams which are polluted… Read the full article >


Climate Action Week 2019!

27 August, 2019 | Ilona
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, Conferences

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the first ever London Climate Action Week 1-8th July organised in partnership with the Mayor of London, Sadiq khan. The week was packed full of events and workshops which showcased London’s enthusiasm and expertise as a global leader in the transition to a net-zero city… Read the full article >


Our New Website Launch!

14 August, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, IT & Web

CO2balance is proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding role as a prominent project developer of high impact carbon projects. We will be continuing posting regularly blogging over on our new platform, available via the new website, www.co2balance.com. Our new website represents what we stand for and our… Read the full article >


What is WASH?

4 July, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water

In 2017 the World Health Organisation estimated that 1 in 3, or 2.3 billion people, are still without sanitation facilities, whilst 844 million people still lack access to safe and clean drinking water. Lack of sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths every year due to diarrhea, concentrated in developing countries. WASH is a collective… Read the full article >


International Day of the Tropics

28 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change

We are ready to celebrate International Day of the Tropics on the 29th June, raising awareness of the diverse challenges that vulnerable nations here face. The Tropics are the geographical regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, which experience little seasonal change in temperature and increasing rain seasonality with distance from the equator. Levels… Read the full article >


Update from Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone

21 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Mozambique on 14th March, devastating everything in its path. With our local partner Village Water, we were in the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes as part of a Safe Water Project within… Read the full article >


Turning the tide in Africa’s 5000-year fight against desertification

17 June, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Climate Change, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Did you know that the Sahara Desert used to be green? The vast expanse of dusty desert and blistering sand was, 9000 years ago, a lush green savannah. This period was known as the ‘Neolithic Subpluvial’, a time of mega-lakes surrounded by grasslands and wildebeest and early human settlements[1]. Then, about 5000 years ago, the… Read the full article >


Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, Uganda

12 June, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >


‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia

| Amie Nevin
Categories: Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita.  As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >