# Biogas for Honey Hill Home
As the home is situated on a the farm where the camels provide reliable milk and the sheep and goats provide the children with meat and milk, a biogas digester would convert
On the slopes of Honey Hill the strong dry winds that herald the onset of the dry season that will last until October roar across the hillside and off into the lowland desert valleys and plains.
Inside the temporary sheet metal structures that make up the shelters of Honey Hill Home, doors and windows are closed tight to keep the wind from blowing out the flames of the gas cookers where the children’s foods simmer. The long, slow cooking of meat stocks and vegetables for the children’s special diets requires a lot of fuel. Firewood is scarce to non-existent around all the towns in the north and Marsabit mountain in particular is under great environmental stress. The unique and special rain forest is more and more endangered. Anyone who can afford it uses bottled LPG gas. The price of the gas is high and our usage is also high putting a strain on the budget simply keeping up with the children’s cooking needs.
As the home is situated on a the farm where the camels provide reliable milk and the sheep and goats provide the children with meat and milk, a biogas digester would convert the abundant manure into an ideal renewable cooking fuel. This will help manage the mountains of animal waste, enrich vegetable gardens and eliminate the need for any outside fuel for cooking and water heating.
At Kentainers, “BlueFlame BioSlurriGaz” a home sized unit costs $950 with a capacity of 6 cubic meters. This will provide at least enough gas to cook all the children’s food with more for other cooking. We currently spend more than $100 a month on LPG gas.
There doesn’t appear to be any downside on biogas!
There is more information on Honey Hill on this website – home for physically and mentally challenged children
Update at October 2017
Kindfund purchased the Biogas system from Nairobi in September 2017 and donated it to Honey Hill
If you would like to support please identify your donation Biogas at Donationsadded on Jul 1
Please pray for the Laroche family as they seek to develop the facilities with our support