Clean Cook-Stoves for 21 Rural Bolivian Schools

by Fundacion CEDESOL


For as little as 10 dollars a beneficiary, CEDESOL will provide 21 schools in the impoverished Toro Toro Municipality with clean biomass cook-stoves, equipping 2,500 students, teachers and parents with stove training and environmental education that will enable them to sustainably better their quality of life.
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95% of the population within the Toro Toro Municipality relies on wood for fuel, and uses traditional smokey cooking methods that contribute to climate change, deforestation, and respiratory illness. In Toro Toro schools children must sacrifice class time to find wood, while their parents inhale toxic particles and suffer from burns to cook them lunch. Students, parents and teachers alike lack environmental awareness and the tools to escape cycles of dependency and poverty.


Install institutional clean cook-stoves in 21 Toro Toro schools to reduce Carbon emissions; instruct over 2,500 teachers, students and parents on stove usage and benefits; educate students about the environment, nutrition, and waste management; host contests between schools to test the knowledge that students have gained and brainstorm ways to promote environmental consciousness in their communities.

Long-Term Impact

Installation of clean cook-stoves in 21 Toro Toro schools will decrease pollution and deforestation in the municipality and liberate 2,051 schoolchildren from the health hazards and time-commitment of traditional cooking, opening up their time for productive activities. Schools will become models of sustainability in communities, and students, parents, and teachers will possess the knowledge and confidence to promote clean technology and create positive behavior-change in the larger population.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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An overview of the problems of traditional cooking
A Peruvian woman speaks about her clean cookstove

Organization Information

Fundacion CEDESOL

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Paola Arce
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

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