KU Economics graduate lands hefty pay in eco-charcoal

Kenyatta University Economics graduate George Ngari says his search for a job ended when he got tips on how to make clean ‘charcoal’ from sawdust and wheat straws.

He is making briquettes used for cooking in Narok where he was born and sells to individuals and corporate bodies, earning more than Sh100,00 a month.

He got the idea on Internet in an article written by a retired soldier and also benefited from a documentary on a step-by-step demo on making briquette extruders.
He sells more than 200 sacks for between Sh500 and Sh800.

“I sell 50kg bag of charcoal at Sh500 in wholesale, but I also sell a 2kg container at Sh20 to people who cannot afford to buy a full sack,” said Mr Ngari. A sack goes for Sh800 in retail.

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