“A small hydroelectric power plant.. powers a soap factory, providing jobs and a market for local palm oil. It supplies electricity to homes, reducing the need to illegally chop down Virunga’s trees to make charcoal. Ideally, it will spark entrepreneurship among carpenters, tailors and others whose businesses struggle to exist without electricity.”
Read more about the work being done by the Virunga Alliance to help create new development opportunities and protect Virunga National Park for future generations, in this recent article from The New York Times
Read full article here.