The Hummingbird Project
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Biogas Digesters, India (2013)

Project: The Hummingbird Project

Posted by Marilyn McHugh about 6 years ago

Biogas digesters— an investment requiring minimal financial input and education— will have dramatic impact on the quality of life of India's rural subsistence farmers.

The India Biogas project is spearheaded in Lucknow, India by Surhabi Argarwal, THP’s newest staff member. During their travels to India in late 2012, Chris and Marilyn had the good fortune to meet Surhabi, a young woman with big heart and amazing fire who has independently completed a comprehensive investigation of existing biogas plants in the community. Her on the ground approach and familiarity with the community allowed for the collection of valuable information about families using the biogas digesters, as well as their perceptions about its functionality in their daily lives. Surhabi’s results indicate that building and maintaining biogas digesters—an investment requiring minimal financial input and education— will have dramatic impact on the quality of life of poor, rural subsistence farmers.

Already, THP is in the process of providing biogas to Lucknow's Asha Ashram, where they will use the gas to cook food for orphans and underprivileged children in the region.

Biogas is a clean, renewable source of cooking fuel that is generated from leftover organic matter such as kitchen scraps, plant material, and other green waste. 

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