Improved Cook Stove Project 1, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi
This cook stove project is run by RIPPLE Africa (a UK charity) and benefits approximately 200,000 people in Malawi. RIPPLE has so far replaced about 40,000 traditional three-stone cooking fires with fuel efficient cook stoves. This project is reducing greenhouse gases emissions as well as preventing deforestation and respiratory diseases in the population.
This project therefore benefits approximately 200,000 people. The project has lots of benefits because traditional three-stone fires:
- Consume a huge amount of wood resulting in major deforestation. It also takes a lot of time to collect all this wood. This time can be spent on education and other activities.
- Produce lots of smoke and so cause health problems such and lung cancer and child pneumonia. This mostly affects women and children.
- Are unsafe for children.
RIPPLE Africa has made this fuel efficient cook stove a way of life and has significantly reduced Malawi’s greenhouse gas emissions. Have a look at our video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/73SBVO5PUuM
RIPPLE Africa will use the funds from the sale of the credits to expand the project and support other RIPPLE Africa activities such as fish conservation, tree planting, forest conservation, education and health care services. RIPPLE Africa wants to expand the project so that 500,000 people will benefit from this fuel efficient cook stove.