I am pleased to report that [following a lull during the holidays] production of fuel-efficient stoves in Nyala is back up to 15-20 stoves per day and as of January 23, CHF had already produced a total of 2,627 stoves in Nyala, South Darfur. The Nyala Ministry of Youth has allocated CHF additional workspace and a storage facility within its Nyala Youth Center free of charge, a gesture that indicates vital Governmental Ministry support for the program.
In February, CHF is hiring additional laborers [thanks to the overwhelming support of our individual donors through Global Giving and beyond], which will increase production to 35-45 stoves per day (approx 1000/month).
CHF has also partnered with Action Contre le Faim [a French NGO] to distribute the stoves to vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kalma, Otash, Dereig, and Al Salaam camps, and also with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to distribute the stoves to remote areas of Eastern Jebel Mara, and to Gereida camp.
The demand for the stove among the internally displaced people (IDPs) is high because the stove is durable, effective, and tangibly beneficial to their lives. The project is going strong.