What are briquettes?
Briquettes are an environmentally friendly alternative to charcoal.
They are made from waste materials such as charcoal dust, maize stalks and charred vegetable peelings.
We make two types of briquettes.
Types of briquettes
Honeycomb briquettes are large briquettes used in stoves suitable for cooking for larger families or for school/organisation/commercial use.
Stick briquettes are smaller in sizes and suitable for use in small stoves for individuals or smaller families.
What are the benefits of briquettes?
Briquettes are more environmentally friendly than charcoal or firewood as you don’t chop down any trees but use waste products from the local community to make them.
- There is less smoke and soot, so they are better for your health as you cook.
- They are easy to handle and move.
- The honeycomb briquettes burn for up to five hours.
Why S.A.L.V.E. briquettes?
S.A.L.V.E. works with young people living on the streets of Jinja to help them leave the streets, return home to their families and re-enter education.
We are training the young people undergoing rehabilitation with us to make briquettes, offering them a new skill that they could use to help them earn a living when they return home to their families.
Additionally, any income generated from the programme will go straight back into our work to help more young people leave the streets.
Each honeycomb briquette costs 2,000 UGX.
1kg of stick briquettes costs 1,200 UGX.
A sack of 25kg is 30,000 UGX.
A 50kg sack costs 55,000 UGX.
Briquettes require a special stove to be used for cooking. Briquette stoves are made using clay and a metallic casing.
The clay heats up and the stove retains the heat, which means that you can cook on the stove for longer.
Briquette stoves come in a range of sizes and prices and we would be happy to advise you on which size would be most suitable for your needs.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped us with our Briquettes programme.
Our innovative Briquettes are helping to rehabilitate children, giving them a new life skill that will make them employable.