Providing improved household cookstoves and enhancing hygienic, social, economic and environmental conditions of local communities


  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+16.000 tCO2/year


10.000 families



This project provides improved household cookstoves across the Oromia region in Southern Ethiopia. Most of the local population currently use traditional cookstoves that consume a significant amount of wood; this implies more time and costs for the raw material supply.
The conventional cookstoves release a remarkable quantity of smoke, thus causing frequent respiratory diseases for families. These mostly affect women as they deal with cooking. However, children and elderly are also likely to get sick because they spend a lot of time near the stoves.
The improved cookstoves reduce wood consumption by 60%, thus driving down carbon emissions and therefore mitigating climate change. On top of that, by limiting wood demand, they preserve local biodiversity.

    Environmental benefits

  • Climate change mitigation thanks to a dramatic drop in cooking-related carbon emissions
  • Deforestation reduction and local biodiversity protection

    Social and economic benefits

  • Access to an affordable, reliable, and modern energy source
  • Reduction of respiratory diseases and burns
  • Decrease of poverty rate and increase of resources (less charcoal to be bought
  • The promotion of a responsible consumption and production
  • No Poverty
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land