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Donata Musanabera lights a gas burner powered by biogas produced from cow manure.
Photo by: Olivier Asselin, Courtesy of Heifer International

Mrs. Donata Musanabera, from Rwanda's Northeast region, used money earned from selling milk to install a biogas system in her home. The biogas system uses cow manure to power lamps and the family's cookstove. Biogas is a clean and sustainable alternative to wood-burning cookstoves.   

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Erin Snow

Erin Snow joined Heifer International in 2007 after earning a degree in Mass Communication from UALR. She lives in Sherwood with her husband and daughter. Passionate about cultivating positive and healthy relationships with her family, friends and the planet, Erin enjoys yoga, meditation, music, creative writing and travel.