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A Mudslide Killed His Family, So this Entrepreneur is Using Coconuts to Help Prevent Future Disaster

By Lilian Manansala, Business Insider

Rugsal Trading turns coconut waste into fire fuel as an alternative to wood. Replacing wood and charcoal with this fuel can prevent deforestation and deadly mudslides.

  • A mudslide killed Alhaji Siraj Bah's adoptive family when he was 17 years old.

  • Now the up-and-coming entrepreneur recycles coconut waste to help prevent deadly landslides.

  • Bah, founder of Rugsal Trading, overcame tragedy and is using an alternative to wood for cooking fuel.


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