Charcoal Appliance Makers

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Jan 14 2013, 06:00:00

In Uganda, from Eye on the Equator:

Fridges in a country where electricity is scarce, expensive and fickle, a collective of women came up with an idea to use charcoal for something more than just cooking supper. The cordless fridge weighs about 70lb but can be built for less than $20. The bottom consists of a metal sheet, while the walls and the lid are filled with charcoal, kept in place by a wire-mesh. A plastic bucket is placed on top and needs to be regularily refilled with water, which then drains via cotton strings through the whole construction and keeps the coals moist, thus maintaining the temperature inside at 5-10° Celsius

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria (analysis)
AfricaPlus
22 July 2014

July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls (news)
Premium Times
22 July 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into ... [read more]

Africa:   Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species (news)
Voice of America
22 July 2014

Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!