This program provides fuel-efficient stoves to Darfurian women, lowering the risk of sexual and gender-based violence by reducing dependence on high-risk excursions for firewood.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the current crisis in Darfur, women of all ages are particularly vulnerable to violent sexual attacks, especially when away from their households/IDP camps. Dwindling resources and inefficient fuel consumption practices have forced women to venture in unsafe areas for firewood to meet their families’ basic needs. Providing fuel-efficient stoves is a practical and proven way to reduce this problem.
How will this project solve this problem?
RI will train 80 women as master trainers in the manufacture of simple fuel-efficient clay stoves from locally available and affordable materials. They will go on to train 6500 women in two towns in North Darfur in the manufacture of these stoves.
Potential Long Term Impact
RI hopes to reduce firewood demand by 40%, thus reducing the number of trips women make into unsafe areas seeking fuel for cooking. The fuel-efficient stoves will also have an accrued health benefit as they produce less smoke.
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,800
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $29,800 . The original project funding goal was $27,170.