Following that, there was a meeting between the management committee of the Belaba group and ENVODEV held on Thursday the 13th. The Belaba group includes 35 people. 12 of them form the management committee. This committee is responsible for the awareness campaign carried out among the local population about the relationship between the cutting of wood for charcoal and deforestation and desertification of Chad. The committee is already gathering rice straw for drying. We have had two heavy rains since our arrival in Moundou, but the rainy season is clearly coming to a close.
Finally, Jeremiah, a metal technician with whom we have worked for over a year, is preparing drums and molds for the production of chacoal, not only for Belaba but also for the group at Mbaibokoum. We will go there on Sunday the 16th for a demonstration. We will also give them the tools to be used for training after the rainy season.
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