Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan
Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan

Summary

Setting up 10 small women groups to train women on how to make and market clean and efficient cookstoves will save hundreds of lives and combat deforestation and climate change worldwide.

$11,388
total raised
142
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
12
years

Challenge

Virtually all of Onura's population uses wood to cook over traditional cookstoves. This means villagers, largely women and girls, have to spend hours foraging for fuel woods and inhaling toxic smoke (often with infant babies strapped to their backs). The toxins in smoke cause serious respiratory illnesses, such as pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer and bronchitis. At the same time, cutting down trees for fuel woods is contributing to Sudan's catastrophic loss of forest and global climate change.

Solution

Local women will be trained to make clean, efficient cookstoves out of clay. These cookstoves only require a handful of kindling and generate much less smoke than traditional ones. Women groups will provide equipment, marketing training and support.

Long-Term Impact

When villagers cook with clean cookstoves hundreds of lives will be saved. Hundreds of thousands of trees will also be saved, helping prevent deforestation and climate change worldwide. Providing jobs to women will ripple to help the entire community

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website:
Hope Ofiriha
William Ochieng
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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