When things work out, they really work out. Today was a day when energy and enthusiasm aligned. Our first meeting of the day was at 11:00 with Victoria. Victoria is an entrepreneur who runs a biomass briquette making business. She is a former teacher with further education in project & business management. Her business model is a great package of equipment, training, marketing, accounting with further options to enhance and expand your business down the road. She ended up spending the day with us as the two other people we were meeting throughout the day fit so well into what she is doing.
|David, Victoria & Aaron - meeting about biomass briquettes|
We had a final meeting with Joint Energy & Environmental Projects (JEEP) about sustainable, institutional sized stoves. The design of the stove uses wood (or briquettes) very efficiently. With Victoria still being with us we were able to confirm that her briquettes would work with this stove.
|Frederick from JEEP meeting with James, David & Aaron|
What was a common thread today was how each of these organizations provided not only the product or service they represented, but also provided training and a sense of community. These three organizations were also pleased to be introduced to each other and were excited about what we are doing in Uganda.