Based in the United States, Carbon Roots International (CRI) is a nonprofit organization that suppers green energy in Haiti. "CRI was founded in 2010 to develop a viable model for the deployment of a sustainable soil amendment known as biochar in rural Haiti," they write on their website. "Over the course of several years of close collaboration with rural Haitian communities, CRI implemented field trails, developed appropriate technology, and ultimately expanded focus to include the production of renewable charcoal cooking fuel known as green charcoal."
Why SocialBusiness.org finds Carbon Roots International so interesting is its unlikely mix of business, aid, non-profit work and social change. All of these approaches bring something new. In 2013, CRi launched its for-profit piece called Carbon Roots Haiti. On the whole, they continue to receive funding from government agencies such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
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