Better for the environment. Better for the people.
Photo: A woman poses with her new fuel-efficient stove and tree seedlings provided by KWCAO.
Photo: A traditional, three-stone stove which uses more firewood and exposes the cooks to excessive smoke.
Photo: The fuel-efficient stove building process
About Fuel-efficient Stoves
To create a greater conservation impact, we expanded our efforts to protect the environment through the promotion of sustainable activities. In particular, we are focusing on forest conservation to include fuel-efficient cooking stoves which require less than half the amount of wood needed for a traditional open flame fire, reducing the consumption of illegally-sourced firewood from national forests.
The recipients of our stoves also enjoy other benefits that include reduced exposure to dangerous smoke inhalation which causes lung cancer and other breathing difficulties.
Although relatively new, this method of conservation proves to be particularly effective, as community members throughout the Kasese District have been requesting these alternative cooking stoves.