The Hongera Clean Cookstove Project
The Hongera Clean Cookstove project is working to improve the livelihoods of poorer families in Kenya, preserve indigenous forestry and reduce global CO2 emissions.
The Hongera Clean Cookstove project is working to improve the livelihoods of families across Kenya. Over 150,000 households will be given a cookstove by the project.
Globally, around 3 billion people rely on unsafe means of cooking. In Kenya alone this result in the deaths of up to 30,000 people every year. The majority of those affected are women and children.
The world cannot achieve its emissions reduction goals without widespread reduction in fumes from basic cooking methods. Clean cookstoves can be a major contributor to solving this challenge.
The continual need for fuelwood has been a major contributor to the decline of Kenya’s indigenous forestry.
With conventional open fire cooking, a single household will use up to 3,000kgs of wood per year. Women are mostly responsible for its weekly collection, it is an arduous and occasionally dangerous task.
Clean cookstoves use up to 60% less fuel wood vs the conventional “three stone” open fire commonly in use by families in poorer regions of Kenya.
The Akili Factory has been built to manage the production of the Hongera cookstove. It has employed a local labour force creating new jobs in the area.
When the cookstoves are completed and tested, they are loaded on trucks to be distributed to families across regional counties in the Aberdare and Mount Kenya regions
Another family happy to receive their new Hongera cookstove.
With your support, PlanetPlay is working to improve the health and livelihoods of women and their families across Kenya.
Open fire cooking is still commonplace around the world. It is both fuel intensive and hazardous to human health. In Kenya alone it is a major contributor to health issues experienced in poorer regions. Alongside associated health problems, this method of cooking is responsible for continual deforestation of indigenous woodland areas. The Hongera Project is working to resolve this issue in Kenya through the production and provision of clean cookstoves. Requiring much less fuel wood, each energy efficient stove is designed to reduce exposure to harmful smoke fumes while recording a certified offset in carbon CO2 emissions - essential if we are to meet global goals in CO2 reduction. Together with your help this project can change the lives of people while contributing towards a cleaner, greener future for all of us.