2.3 “Kampuni ya Kusambaza Technologia” (KAKUTE)
“KAKUTE” is a company for Appropriate Technology
is a private limited liability company whose founding members have
acquired extensive knowledge after working under a number of reputable
institutions / organisations for more than ten years.
The objective of “KAKUTE” is to provide
consultancy in developing appropriate technologies to the rural community after
research and management to related activities and manufacture of products i.e
agricultural inputs (machinery).
The Company has been enhancing the capacity of the
private sector to meet the needs of rural community through marketing and sale
of appropriate technology, provision of training, technical assistance and
participation in Jua Kali / Nguvu Kazi exhibition
The following items were exhibited by the company;
(a) Jatropha curcas
a shrub like tree species known as Physic nut or wild castor (Kiswahili
Mbono), fast growing, long lived shrub which is both planted and naturalised
throughout the tropics and sub tropics. The shrub is a multipurpose species that
can be used as a hedgerow, medicinal, wildlife and domestic animal barrier, wind
barrier and water erosion control. It improves soil conservation and
agricultural productivity for
Jatropha seeds are used to extract oil which is a raw
material in soap production.
The oil is also a lighting fuel cooking and bio –
diesel engine fuel (Plate 8). All these are sources of income which in turn
improve the standard of living in rural areas.
A machine (Plate 9) designed to extract oil from a
variety of oil seeds such as sunflower, sesame, coconuts and groundnuts. Raising
and pulling down a long handle, which drives a steel ram into a cage cylinder in
which the seed is pressed, operates it.
The stroke of the handle goes from the vertical
position to waist level. One person can operate the machine for several hours.
When the handle is in an upright position the steel ram is pushed out and feed
in seeds from the hopper into the
cage. Each time the handle is pressed down a stream of oil comes out from the
underside of the cage.
Since whole seed is being pressed, the oil that comes
out of the cage cylinder will be the colour of the seed hull and thus has to be
purified before use.
The methods used for purifying the oil include
boiling in water, using a paper or cloth filter, or putting the oil in a
container and setting it aside until the impure particles settle to the bottom.
(c) Shallow well pump:
A shallow well pump (Plate 10)
is made of steel plate for pumping water from shallow wells. It can pump
water up to 1,500 litres per hour under manual operation whereas
using windmill can pump water up to 3000 litres per hour.
This is a cheap pump that can be made locally with
low cost of maintenance.
Shallow well pump
(d) Fuel saving stoves:
The stove can be made from scrap metals and very easy to make. The stove uses little amount of charcoal (Plate 11).
to Tshs. 9,000.
Fuel saving stove
Other items displayed include Jatropha curcas products (Soap and oil), sawdust stove, different
oil seeds and interlocking cinvan ram machine for making blocks.
Public relationship and services
The Company conduct training in rural technologies,
manufacturing, supply and installation of biogas plants. Also conduct
need assessment for alternative income generating activities.
For more information please contact:-
P.O. Box 13954, ARUSHA-TANZANIA
Mobile: 255 741-652021,
Email: Kakute@white yellow com.
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