"My name is Jackson Kaondo. I am a farmer and I have known of ECHO since 2018 through a visit to another farmer, Julius, in my village.
I was inspired by the way Julius was
benefiting from his bio-digester. In
2018, I managed to construct my own
bio-digester through ECHO training.
From that time my family has been
enjoying use of the clean energy
from the bio-digester. However, a few
months ago I started experiencing
reduced production of gas and didn’t
know the reasons. ECHO’s Technician
Herry Charles visited me and when I
explained the problem, he performed
several tests. He realized that the
digester volume had significantly
reduced due to the pushing in of soil
against the tubular wall. We
then decided to work together
to remove the soil around the
tubular walls and strengthen
the bio-digester walls using
A few weeks later, ECHO East Africa staff visited Mr. Kaondo’s family again. He shared a testimony that just a few days after the repair of his biodigester, production of biogas increased to its original capacity and he has not experienced the problem again.