Cookstove Projects support the construction and dissemination of improved cooking solutions for rural communities that primarily rely on highly inefficient, traditional cooking methods; most commonly the ‘three-stone fire’. Particularly in rural areas, wood is the most accessible and affordable energy source for remote communities. The reliance on these unimproved cooking methods and firewood as the only accessible energy source exposes households to hazardous household air pollution, drives deforestation and releases significant carbon emissions.
The projects supports clean cooking solutions, which are adapted to meet local customs and contexts. The cookstoves have increased thermal efficiently that greatly reduces wood consumption and carbon emissions. The distribution of improved cookstoves reduces the dependence of wood fuel, which helps mitigate climate change and promotes additional socio economic benefits.