Kuhlubuka Development Trust
KDT seeks to achieve poverty alleviation and sustainable development of marginalized communities by building their capacities through training, exposure to simple low resource investments and innovation through gender sensitive and people centered approaches.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Livelihoods, Marketing, Microfinance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
1) Sustainable Renewable Solar Energy: We have trained four youths, two boys and two girls to install, service and maintain of solar equipment, to manufacture solar heaters, stoves and torches . They installed solar energy to Chikore Mission Hospital, Murenje Primary School and four households, one at Murenje and three at Rimbi areas, during their training. An international solar expert friend namely Prof Sajed Kamal from Boston, MA, US trained our young adults. He also raised over $8,000 for the pilot projects (training, transport of trainer, purchasing equipment etc; and installation of solar energy to three institutions (hospital, school and three households). Furthermore, Sajed trained two women to make solar cooker stoves.
2) Fuel Efficient Cook Stoves: Three young adults have been trained to make fuel efficient ML stoves. These stoves use less fire wood by almost 90%. They produce less carbon dioxide (health friendly), use 10% of firewood (environmental friendly) and cheaper as compared with conventional energy (economic friendly). They were trained by a friend Eng. Nathan Puffer (Wisdom Stoves) from Vermont, US and John from Kenya. Friends, namely John and Carolyn Marsh in USA raised over $5, 000 for a Revolving Loan Fund used to make 100 stoves and they are ready for sale to the public. We are looking for partners to purchase them so that we could distribute them to the needy and vulnerable households.
Our organization would participate in the partnership by sensitizing all parties and funding partners of the prevailing problems/needs, expected outcomes, targeted interventions and investment required. It will also highlight interventions so far implemented through international support and collaboration with South Africa and Kenya institutions. It will be shared with other local development agents. We will focus on individual households and encourage them to approach microfinance institutions or use their small livestock to procure own kits. This approach will require the support of partners. Institutions will be encouraged to switch over from regular electricity to solar energy and fuel efficiency cook stoves to cut costs.
A detailed work and implementation plan will be developed for the available funding. Our major contribution in this proposed partnership will be to share with you challenges facing women for their livelihoods especially when addressing their daily chores.
In conformity with its values, KDT will partner with individuals and organizations that share its vision and mission. The list and range of partners is long including religious and ecumenical bodies, individual donors, non-profit and civil society organizations, relevant government departments, traditional leadership and local authorities etc.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
102 J.M. Nkomo Road, Hatfield
Harare, Harare ZW
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Edward Matuvhunye
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +263 712 862 864
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. David Mangemba
Title: Research and Finance Director
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