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Home Health Solutions (Green Charcoal)
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Home Health Solutions Limited

Quick Info

Tel:   +254 720 447 810

Email:   greencharcoal@gmail.com

Website:  www.icoseed.org

 Business Description

Home Health Solutions is a limited company founded in 2015. It is involved in medium scale production of charcoal and value added charcoal briquettes from the Mathenge (Prosobis juliflora) tree in the North Eastern region of Kenya. It is currently based at Garissa County.

Problem/Solution

Garissa is plagued by poor and inadequate access to clean, affordable and sustainable sources of energy. More than 73% of the population use firewood while 24% use charcoal. This leads to environmental degradation, and increased health implications, slowing the development of the county. In addition, large sections of the county have been invaded by the Mathenge tree, an invasive species that disrupts ecosystems causing negative socio-economic and ecological impacts. Home Health Solutions thus sought to avail a sustainable and clean way to manage the menace whilst meeting the energy needs of the people. The idea of producing briquettes and charcoal from the Mathenge tree was then born.

Products/Service

The enterprise produces and distributes fully carbonized charcoal and briquettes under the brand name ‘Green Charcoal’. They burn longer, are smokeless and are have a high calorific value. Further, they can be used for both household and industrial levels. The energy cost is 35% cheaper than bush charcoal. The products are fully certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

Traction to Date

The business currently directly employs 5 people and many casual labourers depending on need. It has also installed a production plant in Garissa County with a production capacity of 10 tons of charcoal per day.