KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Distribution of improved stoves at the feet of Mount Kenya, enabling to reduce wood consumption per household by more than 50% and to reduce the time spent collecting it. Stoves are produced on site from materials available locally
- Specificity: Tree plantation with the objective of being neutral in terms of carbon footprint
- Impact: Plantation of 2,4 million trees

 

FUNCTIONING

PROJECT RELYING ON THREE ACTION AXES:
Improved stoves
> Decrease of wood consumption by 60%
> Better combustion and heat storage
> Composed of local metals and ceramics

Carbon compensation
> Re-plantation of the trees used in the stoves
> Distribution of fruit tree seeds
> Fruits to be consumed or sold on the local market

Social impact on women's standards of living
> Release of the time spent collecting heating wood
> Decrease of the emissions of toxic fumes equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day

 

SCOPE

KENYA
+60 000 families

 

BUDGET

€ 4 M
over 10 years

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Distribution of 60 000 stoves
13 000 t of wood preserved

Climate change
Plantation of 2,4 million trees
Capture of 1,5 Mt of CO2 over 10 years

Sustainable dev. goals
Less toxic fumes released
Creation of a local economic activity to manufacture the stoves

 

NEXT STEPS

Impact 300 000 people by distributing further 40 000 improved stoves