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CO2balance in Sierra Leone

18 April, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

CO2balance has been exploring the options for launching projects in Sierra Leone for a long time. Following on from extensive nationwide feasibility studies, we finally decided recently to launch an initial borehole rehabilitation and maintenance programme in partnership with the NGO CODE-SL. Having lived in Sierra Leone back in 2016 and been captivated by the… Read the full article >


Zambia Safe Water Project Development: Local Stakeholder Consultation

5 April, 2019 | Emma Donnachie
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

At the end of February, CO2balance Project Manager, Emma, travelled to Zambia to meet local partner organisation, ROCS, and to host a local stakeholder consultation for new borehole rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the Eastern Province. This is what she had to say about the trip:  CO2balance has been exploring the possibility of developing a… Read the full article >


Leave No One Behind – World Water Day!

22 March, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water

Today is World Water Day! This years focus for tackling the global water crisis is addressing why so many people are being left behind in the plight to ensure equitable access to safe water for all. ‘Whoever you are, wherever you are,water is your human right’.www.worldwaterday.org In 2010 the UN recognised access to clean drinking… Read the full article >


Catastrophic Cyclone Idai

| 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 Biera, Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. Winds were reported to have exceeded 177km/h (106mph), leaving a trail of devastation as it moved inland. In its wake, Idai devastated critical infrastructure in the… Read the full article >


Celebrating Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

International Women’s Day 2019 comes at a very exciting time for CO2balance. Over the past couple of years, we have been working towards registering our borehole projects in Lango sub-region in Uganda under the Gold Standard’s Gender Equality methodology. The projects have now completed the process of registration under this methodology, making them the first… Read the full article >


Eritreans have a new name for Cookstoves: the ‘Saviour Stove’

5 March, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

Desey is a 47-year-old grandmother who lives out in the Eritrean desert, south of the capital city Asmara. It is a forbidding landscape of rock and mountain, which has been almost completely deforested. Desey and her family were forced to buy firewood everyday, simply to cook and feed herself and her family, spending a lot… Read the full article >


The Wide-Ranging Impacts of Clean Water: The Story of Gloria

25 February, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Case Study, CSR Projects, Uganda

The CO2balance team in Uganda conduct monthly visits to the boreholes to visit the communities, listen to feedback and carry out repairs. In February they met Gloria, who is the caretaker of Aminalucu borehole in Dokolo District, Northern Uganda. Gloria is 39 and married with 5 children. She lives in Dokolo District – Lango, Northern… Read the full article >


Donkeys in Eritrea

20 February, 2019 | Ilona
Categories: Eritrea

It is not only people that benefit from access to clean water in our carbon projects! In Eritrea, donkeys are a great asset to families as they are used for fetching water, collecting wood, transportation and farming. Mrs. Miriam Belay is a house wife who lives in Adimussa, in Zoba Maekel. Her husband is a farmer… Read the full article >


Ethiopia Improved Cookstove Project: Stories from the Field

14 February, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

Meet Mahlet Gebrie . Mahlet (28) lives with her husband and three young children (aged 3-9) in Birbir town in Mirab Abaya woredas. She is amongst the many unemployed high school graduates in the area. The only income earned is by her husband from hard daily labor, roughly 30 ETB/day (approx. 82p), which is insufficient… Read the full article >


Ethiopia Borehole Rehabilitation Project: Stories from the Field

23 January, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Ethiopia, Safe Water

Meet Abebech Asrat.    Abebech lives in Dorze Kebele, in the Chencha region of Ethiopia. She is 36, and married with four children, two of which are very young. She is a user of the Dorze Borehole which was repaired and since maintained by co2balance in 2017 in partnership with NGO Vita. “Before the project… Read the full article >


An Introduction

22 January, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi all! I am Amie, the new Carbon Project Officer joining the Taunton team. I am excited to be getting settled into the role, and to be part of a fantastic team doing invaluable work around the globe. Thank you all for the warm welcome! I have found myself at co2balance following two years of… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

3 December, 2018 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi everyone, I’m Oscar, the new Carbon Projects Officer joining the CO2balance team here in sunny Taunton. I’m told this is a tradition, so allow me to introduce myself. I’ve always loved the natural world, so initially went down the path of science, studying for a Masters in Applied Ecology at Imperial College London. Yet… Read the full article >