In our Lubutu partnership, 2,000 tonnes of wood are used for fuel every year, which has a big impact on the forest.
Not only that, wood fuelled stoves are dangerous to health: globally, household air pollution from cooking fires kills more children every year than AIDS or malaria combined. (Practical Action, 2004.“Smoke: the Killer in the Kitchen”)
So in 2015 we trained 164 community members on energy efficient stoves and their installation and the community built 45 stoves. In 2016 we’ll be carrying out a study to see how effective the stoves have been in reducing use of tree wood.
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