In 2018, ECHO was looking for collaborators to test biogas technologies in Tanzanian homes. Ruth Charles Kirimbai was a willing innovator, eager to try a digester on her farm. Four years have passed since her biogas system was installed. In March 2022, the ECHO team visited her and learned about her experience in using the biogas system.“
“I have known about ECHO since 2018 when your team visited me for the first time to help me install this digester. I’m a farmer and for many years I was mainly using firewood, charcoal, and LPG gas for my domestic cooking.
From the time we installed this biogas system it has become my main source of energy for domestic cooking. Very rarely I use other sources of energy. I’m not good in keeping records but I see it has saved me money. It keeps my compound clean, and it is easy to use.
When we were installing the system, I didn’t know that it would last so long. This is the fourth year since it was installed. My bio-digester is still perfect, and it has been giving me more benefits as the time goes.
Following your training, we have been applying bio-slurry from the digester to our farm. We are seeing great changes. Our plants are healthy.
Our neighbors and friends have been visiting us and seeing our bio-digester. We are giving them information about how we benefit from the system, and many are interested.
The most exciting thing is realizing that I have a cheap source of energy which is readily available anytime and for many years. Thank you very much for introducing this technology to us and may GOD bless you.”