Upcycling quarry dust to affordable & eco-friendly housing construction blocks
Kabidula Investment produces quarry blocks using leftover quarry dust from conventional quarry mines. The enterprise avoids the use of river sand and burnt clay bricks, as sand mining causes river siltation and river bank fall-in while burning bricks using firewood aggravates deforestation.
As eco-blocks are produced at a competitive price and quality, more environmentally-friendly and cost-conscious consumers are switching from conventional burnt bricks to eco-blocks. The growing market for quarry blocks represents an opportunity for growth in this sector.
Green Frontiers Initiative is a social enterprise that facilitates training for entrepreneurship, natural resource management and recycling technologies.
Umodzi Consulting is a local advisory firm that supports Kabidula in developing a business plan, marketing concepts and a financing strategy.
Mzuzu city council is a public agent that provides data on local estate development which is key for strategic expansion planning.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.