Turkana – The Nariokotomé small-scale factory is ready for enlargement
Since 2015 Calcinor has been collaborating on a humanitarian project in Kenya, to be specific, in the county of Turkana which covers an area of 5,000 sq km2 and has a population of 45,000. This project is led by the MCSPA (Saint Paul and Mother Mary Missionary Community – Comunidad Misionera de San Pablo Apóstol y María Madre de la Iglesia) which works hand in hand with NGO Emalaikat. The aim is to help the local people themselves develop the region.
Since the first successful production of lime back in 2015, the project has proved that its activity is sustainable as it only uses local resources and labour and compared to other construction materials it generates lower CO2 emissions. At the same time it combines the productive cycles of lime and gypsum, creating a symbiosis between these two raw materials which has brought about the rediscovery of mortars such as Trabadillo and the production of other materials that are used, above all, in the construction sector.
Calcinor will continue to collaborate with this small-scale factory that is artisan products. Seeing the progress and participating in its growth is turning out to be a very rewarding and enriching experience.
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