Thinking holistically about children’s health, Cambodia’s environment, and the financial sustainability of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), COOKFOX helped to begin a biodiesel pilot project called Naga Biofuels in 2007. In many developing countries, people are dependent on dirty, diesel-burning generators and/or intermittent grid electricity. At the same time, non-profit organizations are primarily funded by foreign donors, making them vulnerable to the ups and downs of the world economy.
Naga Fuels was founded to creatively and effectively solve these problems. Since September 2009, AHC has been running all of its vehicle fleet and generators on 100% biodiesel (B-100) refined from waste vegetable oil. Based on its initial success, the project now provides fuel to a consortium of Cambodian non-profits that are addressing urgent needs in health care and children’s welfare.