Grant Work: The Power of Poo
Photos + reportage for this project were supported by a fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation, and published by Yahoo News
- The Power of Poo
Nearly half of all Rwandans live in poverty, relying on small-scale farming for survival without gas or electricity. With so many of its people spending hours of the day foraging for wood used for cooking and light, often damaging their eyes, lungs, the forests and atmosphere, a little inventiveness helps. Enter cow and enter pig — not just as a source of food, but also the heat needed to cook it. Or more specifically, their poo — the fuel fed to a biogas digester, a tank that converts organic waste into methane.