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CETRUD defines "appropriate technology" äs technology that is most appropriate to the environment and culture for which it is intended, and that additionally supports developing countries. It is technology that is specifically suitable for use in our local environments and our underdeveloped rural areas, which lack funds to pay for specialised expertise to operate and maintain high technology. Appropriate technology for developing countries is described äs the simplest and most benign level of technology that can effectively achieve the intended purpose in a particular location.
CETRUD deals in environmentally-friendly technologies in order to help groups and individuals in its operational area gain access to that which has not been available, while maintaining the integrity and productive longevity of the environment. Our projects include drip irrigation technology to both rural and urban farmers interested in saving water, and bücket irrigation in situations where water is not readily available.
Also through our New and Used Tools Program we bring used and new tools to vulnerable groups of women, youth and other artisans, enabling them to engage in income-generating activities that also serve to help others. The tools include sewing machines; tools for carpentry, construction, mechanics, electrical repairs, plumbing, blacksmithing; and others.
In the villages where our programs are located, Cetrud has also help women who cook the meals for their families, through the building of appropriate and safer cooking stoves.

Local System of cooking before Cetrud providing improved cooking stoves.  

Local System of cooking before CETRUD providing improved cooking stoves.

Improved cooking stoves are being provided by Cetrud save to the women and children from heavy smoke and heavy load for looking for fire wood.

Improved cooking stoves are being provided by CETRUD save to the women and children from heavy smoke and heavy load for looking for fire wood.

Cooking with three stones has been common in rural areas of Uganda. CETRUD is working to build more cooking stoves in Karusandara Village and beyond. This saves wood and provides relief to women, and often their small children, who suffer constant smoke Inhalation. Cooking stoves improve general health, save time and reduce the amount of wood used.