Browsing: CR HOPE Foundation

Dan Cates is a well-known name in the world of high-stakes poker well known as Dan “Jungleman” Cates and he is an ace in the game. 

When Dan Cates found poker in high school, he jumped right in and started playing online. Because of his success in high stakes poker, the man known as “jungleman12” dropped out of college. It’s estimated that he has earned more money in high-stakes online cash games than any other player. 

But, this is not the story. 

Dan Cates is venturing into Africa not as a tourist but as an investor in doing good through his Dan Cates Foundation which was founded in 2020 and is a registered non-profit based in Ghana. The Dan Cates Foundation’s goal is to assist construct a world where everyone’s basic needs are addressed.  

The programme which produces briquettes from agricultural waste is expanding beyond Tanzania and has already started in Kenya as United For Green. Cameroon is the other country that the programme is launching next.

To produce organic charcoal, women are trained to convert biomass to charcoal which also happens to be reusable.

CR Hope Foundation partnered with Exeter University to produce the charcoal briquettes. The briquettes are produced using pyrolysis. Pyrolysis is the thermochemical decomposition of organic matter resulting in no condensable gases, condensable liquids and a solid residual coproduct, charcoal or biochar in an inert environment in the absence of oxygen.