Without access to modern energy services, more than 90% of Haiti's population uses charcoal and other wood-based fuels for cooking; a threat to the environment, food security, and household health. EarthSpark is scaling green-powered, 24-hour microgrids across Haiti, however clean cooking and electricity access have largely lived in separate silos. This project will explore the culture of cooking in Haiti while tracing an early trial of electric cooking technology.
This pilot series of short documentaries will trace personal narratives across the town of Les Anglais, connecting the nation's past, present, and future of energy, culture, and development as they trial electric cooking for the very first time. It will explore shifts in health, household economics, and habits, providing powerful insights for innovators working to eradicate energy poverty in Haiti and beyond.
This project will arm communities, governments, and energy access innovators with the technical and anthropological knowledge to catalyze the clean energy transition for 850 million people experiencing energy poverty, worldwide. As a cornerstone to modern development, energy access for all is only possible once a solution for affordable and reliable electric cooking is found.