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Access to Essential Services Award

THE ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES AWARD GIVEN TO COMUNITA VOLONTARI PER IL MONDO (CVM) FOR THE PROJECT: “BIOGAS PLANT IN DURAME PRISON, ETHIOPIA”

A digester producing biogas from latrine’s and organic waste has been implemented in Durame’s prison, in Ethiopia. This project was successful. Indeed, on the one hand, it has improved the living conditions and health of the prisoners, the prison staff and the surrounding inhabitants. On the other hand, it has reduced the environmental impact of the prison (use of renewable energy, reduction of deforestation). In addition, the project has also had a positive economic impact, by reducing the energy cost, self-producing of organic fertilizers, and shrinking staff turnover.

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