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Survived now, but a bigger disaster looms

Charcoal trade is the main source of income in Kashokoto. Hard work for a little money. A pile of charcoal costs K 25,- which equals 5 euroís. The deforestation to make land suitable for mining is an environmental disaster. But try to tell that story to the people there. Impossible! The environment damage is something they donít have an eye for, they have to survive now.

And even a bigger threat looms: in just a few years there wonít be any tree left for charcoal production. These disastrous consequences are not incalculable.