WE Bio-Diesel Project

World Education Foundation is currently allocating funding to develop a bio-diesel project. The project will serve as a poverty alleviation program, where local farmers will be able to integrate cash crops and food crops into their farming systems through dedicated farmer training. 

This program aims to create 8,000 direct and indirect jobs in the districts of the Ruzizi Valley and Fizi Mountains in the DRC. These regions were chosen for their geographical location to logistic networks, along with the availability of marginal lands to not compete with food crops. 

The 2 proposed sites will supply the region with over 3.5 million liters of bio-fuel, along with create a plethora of by-products. Each participant will increase their yearly income from 5 to 8 times their current capacity. 

With current fossil-diesel arriving from Mombasa, Kenya (1,531 km), this project will supply local energy production and consumption; minimizing, security, transport and surcharge demands.

Profits from the project, will go directly into building of Education and Health facilities, local infrastructure and waste management logistics. 

 

Each participant will have access to health insurance through a dedicated project fund. 

 

The World Education Foundation is facilitating the creation of ‘Local Organizations’ for the purpose of owning and operating plant-based Bio-Diesel facilities in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the D.R. Congo. Through the method of community engagement, we aim to pull thousands of farmers and families out of poverty. Bio-Diesel is an alternative fuel to fossil-diesel and will be made domestically from renewable plant feedstock (although other agriculture products can be used, plant based crops WILL NOT compete with food crops). With an efficiently managed cultivation and production facility, expectations suggest finished bio-diesel can be sold 20 to 30 percent cheaper than current fossil-diesel prices.