Baptized “Hifadhi”, which means “to keep” or “to preserve” in Swahili, this project aims to distribute 60,000 improved cookstoves in three districts in Embu County (Embu East, Embu North, Mbere South), located at the foot of Mount Kenya. The improved “Hifadhi” cookstoves are made from locally-sourced metal and ceramic materials. It is highly energy-efficient because of a ceramic liner that improves combustion and retains heat longer while cooking. But its main quality is that it decreases wood consumption by 60 percent compared to the traditional three-stone cookstove, as kitchen tests done by researchers at Kenyatta University in Nairobi have confirmed. This project will save 13,000 tons of wood and save 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 over the project’s life span of 10 years. For more info, visit livelihoods.eu/portfolio/climate-pal-kenya/

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