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Fact sheet. Project: Alternative energy sources and efficient utilizatio n of biomass energy to reduce depletion of carbon sinks and improve livelihoods in rural areas of Tanzania

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A. E. Kweka
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The project was implemented in Lingeka and Nyanza villages in the Meatu District, Shinyanga region. The main goal was to improve livelihoods for poor rural households, with a special focus on women. The core problem addressed was the lack of reliable and clean energy for lighting and inefficient use of biomass for heating and cooking. Women and girls are the most affected by indoor air pollution and burden of collecting firewood. The project addressed the problem by introducing solar home lighting systems (SHS) and energy efficient stoves.