A charcoal-dependent nation

A young Haitian boy unloads bags of charcoal to be sold on the streets of Port-au-Prince. Haiti's charcoal industry, which wreaks havoc on the environment, employs some 200,000 Haitians. It is estimated that 90 percent of the Haitian population is dependent on charcoal to cook every meal. Trees, Water & People's clean cookstove program reduces a family's daily charcoal consumption by up to 40 percent, saving a significant amount of income and reducing deforestation caused by charcoal production.

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