The project will promote an accessible model of fuel saving stoves that will reduce firewood use, help protect the environment and reduce women's workload. Training, provided through women's church fellowships, will enable the project to be disseminated in western Kenya and more widely.

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  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Environment/Conservation Environment/​Conservation
  • Beneficiaries

    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
    • Women & Girls Women & Girls

    Situation

    Firewood is the main source of fuel for cooking in rural Kenya. Many families still use three stones to cook on, using up to twice as much firewood compared to improved stoves. This means cutting more trees, damaging the environment and uses scarce household resources to purchase or collect wood. Improved fuel efficient stoves have been developed but uptake is limited due to the cost and availability of the standard clay liners in more remote areas, which need a special kiln to make them.

    Solution

    REAP will solve the problem of low uptake of improved stoves by enabling women to make their own stove liners and linking to wider needs. A mould is provided to make a 'green' clay liner which is then fired in situ by lighting the fire. To have a large reach, the approach will be promoted through the existing network of women's church fellowships so that the technique can be demonstrated and shared locally. A training centre will also be established so REAP can train women from other regions.

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    Categories

  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Environment/Conservation Environment/​Conservation
  • Beneficiaries

    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
    • Women & Girls Women & Girls