It is rare and almost impossible for people to turn something that is negative into a positive thing. But, a Kenyan teacher has done just that for the benefit of the member of his community.
A Kenyan teacher identified as Richard Awra has turned a weed known as water hyacinths to something that improves the standard of living of a community. The teacher used water hyacinths to combat both problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth.
In an interview with BBC, the teacher revealed that he realised that the major problem in the community is energy poverty.
He revealed that the people in the community rely on charcoal and kerosene and he decided to create solution using water hyacinth which he described as a menace in Lake Victoria.
According to teacher Awra, the water hyacinths blocks fishing and makes it impossible for any activity to take place on Lake Victoria.
By combating problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth, Awra was able to make energy affordable for his community due to the fact that water hyacinth is not a commodity of high demand.
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The Kenya Marine institute estimated that water hyacinths covered about 10,360 hectares of Lake Victoria. Richard noted that he hopes to continue to supply this cheap alternative so families can cook at affordable rates.
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