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Today, on International Women’s Day, we want to highlight one of the Gold standards projects GoClimate members support that empowers women: Burn stoves project in Kenya 🌍 💪
Families in rural Kenya traditionally use three-stone open-fire stoves for cooking. This cooking method relies on gathering wood from nearby forests, which is both time-consuming and degrades the forest over time. Burn stoves project wants to change that by distributing new, energy-efficient cookstoves to families across Kenya. 6️⃣ 0️⃣ % of people involved in sales, distribution, and manufacturing are women in GoClimate supported Burn stoves project in Kenya. 4️⃣ 0️⃣ % less fuel is needed when using cookstoves compared to traditional methods. This significantly eases the lives of women and children who are primarily responsible for cooking and collecting fuel. 1️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ cookstoves per year are produced at a site near Nairobi. The project develops local market channels and supports sustainable distribution networks of cookstoves adapted to local needs. 2️⃣ 5️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ 0️⃣ ➕ tonnes of CO2 have so far been avoided from going into the atmosphere by GoClimate members through this project. Read more about the Burn stoves project here:

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  • Patrick Kiash

    70 w

    Great project. Keep it up!

    • Kalle

      70 w

      Love this project!! 💚

      • GoClimate

        70 w

        @Kalle Yes, it's an amazing project!

      • Tabitha Kimani

        70 w

        The stove reduces deforestation as charcoal and firewood are main sources of cooking energy in rural Kenya.

        • GoClimate

          70 w

          @tabitha_kimani Yes, exactly! Therefore this is an excellent project both for fighting the climate crisis and empowering women.

        • Sarah Chabane

          70 w

          This is a great project! Coal and other fossil burning stoves have a massive climate impact. Thank you for sharing about it

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