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Cookstove distribution in Rwanda continues!

4 July, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

28 June, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Kenya, Uganda

Hello, my name is Will! I come from Cornwall, UK, and I’m thrilled to join CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m excited about contributing to projects in Kenya and Uganda. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, specializing in pollution control and energy efficiency. Before joining CO2balance, I embarked on… Read the full article >


Celebrating the Second Expansion of the Zambia Safe Water Project!

27 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Zambia

Our Safe Water project in Eastern Zambia was set up in August 2019, working with our in-country partner ROCS to rehabilitate 50 broken boreholes. The project was expanded in August 2022 to include an additional 56 rehabilitated boreholes, more than doubling the size of the project. The ongoing success of the project and the continued… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring completed for our Malawi Stove project

26 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Malawi, Sustainable Development Goals

Project activities within our joint stove project with Self Help Africa (formerly United Purpose) have faced recent hurdles due to the ongoing challenges presented by the Cyclone Freddie and cholera outbreak. Things are beginning to ease and annual monitoring has just successfully taken place. The team travelled to 8 communities to conduct in-personal questionnaires, with… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

23 June, 2023 | Nathaniel Attenborough
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

Hi everyone! I’m Nat, and I have recently joined CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer, Nature-Based Solutions. My background is in Biological Sciences (BSc) and Risk (MSc) from St Chad’s College, Durham. I chose these programs based on a long-held passion for the natural world, and a desire to conserve and improve it. During my… Read the full article >


Borehole rehabilitations in Burkina Faso!

15 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water

In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >


Togo Mother Clubs: Meet Some of the Inspiring Women at the Heart of our Safe Water Project

9 June, 2023 | Megan Jones
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Togo

In our Togo Safe Water project, each village where we rehabilitate a borehole sets up a designated Mother Club. These clubs are made up of women from the village who are committed to maintaining their water point, learning about good sanitation and hygiene practices and spreading this information within their communities, amongst other activities. Last… Read the full article >


Uganda Project Visit: Updates from the annual site visit to Uganda

7 June, 2023 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance’s Uganda projects have recently received a visit from the UK team as part of an annual audit of the safe water projects. Taking place in April and lasting over 2 weeks, the trip covered projects operating in the Western, Central and Northern regions of the country. With over 800 handpumps actively functioning in Uganda,… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring is taking place in Malawi

6 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

CO2balance work with international NGO United Purpose to implement and manage 5 projects across Malawi, including both safe water and improved cookstove. The in-country team have faced many obstacles this year, actively responding to help the ongoing cholera outbreak and help deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has devastated the southern areas of… Read the full article >


Empowering Communities in Zambia through Fencing

23 May, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Borehole fencing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of water sources in rural Africa. It helps maintain water quality, prevents contamination, facilitates maintenance, promotes community ownership, and contributes to better health and hygiene standards. For this reason, we are fencing all of our 106 community boreholes in Eastern Province, Zambia… Read the full article >


Milestone: Togo Safe Water Project goes into first Annual Monitoring

16 May, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Togo, West Africa

In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.


CO2balance and Village Water partnership delivers safe water to over 1 million people across Mozambique and Zambia

11 May, 2023 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

At the time of posting, CO2balance in direct partnership with Village Water and local field partners ECHO and WATSAN in Zambia and Mozambique respectively, have completed the rehabilitation of 2,986 boreholes- supplying safe water to 1,046,393 individuals. The number will continue to rise throughout this year as projects continue to expand at pace. What started… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

3 May, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: CO2balance

Hi everyone! I’m Megan (most people call me Meg), and I have recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this enthusiastic and dedicated team who gave me such a lovely warm welcome. I’m very excited to help develop our safe water and… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself

2 May, 2023 | Menelisi Falayi
Categories: CO2balance

Hello there! My name is Menelisi, and I’m excited to join CO2 Balance as a Carbon Projects Officer-Nature-based Solutions. I hold a PhD in Environmental Science from Rhodes University in South Africa, with a focus on Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmental Governance. Before joining CO2 Balance, I worked as an Environmental Governance Hub Leader on a… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself

24 April, 2023 | Abinet Adela
Categories: CO2balance

Hello there! My name is Abinet I am the new starter as carbon projects officer here at CO2balance and I will be working on improved cookstoves and safe water projects in Ethiopia. Working on these projects is personal for me as I am from Ethiopia and grew up witnessing the struggle of communities to have… Read the full article >