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Raise your hand if you love biogas! (Both my hands are raised, you can be sure.) I was directed to this video by a colleague recently, and it's a great example of Heifer's biogas efforts in Africa, how Heifer's work enables families to provide for themselves, and how connecting with other nonprofit partners and local governments can expand the impact of our work.

In this video, Augustin and Abigail Njita share how their lives have changed from the better since receiving a cow from Heifer in 2009. Their cows provide milk for consumption and sale, as well as manure that is converted into biogas. Heifer has pioneered the use of biogas technology to capture methane from animal waste. The gas is then used for cooking and lighting, providing a clean and healthy power source and reducing the cutting of trees for firewood.

Author

Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.