Project impacts and benefits:
Project impacts include health, social, environmental and economic benefits. The improved cookstoves are great tools for women empowerment, allowing them to cook more quickly, but also to reduce the chore of wood and freeing up time for the education of children. These stoves are also more efficient, therefore reducing CO2 emissions and helping to decrease deforestation thus contributing to the conservation and protection of biodiversity.
Goal 1: No Poverty – This project benefits families living in poverty, providing them with access to basic services (related to sanitation, clean water and education)
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – almost all the beneficiaries experienced less, or no coughing, respiratory diseases and eye burns since receiving the new cookstove.
Goal 4: Quality Education – Children have more time to attend school, and the majority of families declare that they have more time to do their homework.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – The programme provides access to affordable clean energy, particularly in rural and isolated areas where other sources of energy cannot be used.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – The programme contributes to the stimulation of local economic activities and creates new employment opportunities for local people.
Goal 13: Climate Action – Between 2015-2018, more than 30 000 tCO2e had been saved from being released into the atmosphere.
Goal 15: Life on Land – The improved cookstoves save a significant amount of wood; thus, contributing to prevent deforestation, forest degradation and maintain biodiversity