Using Solar Energy for Cooking Fuel in Kenya

by AfriAfya

Summary

Train rural women to use solar energy as an alternative fuel and make simple solar cookers for use and sale, freeing time for income generating activities, stopping deforestation and improving health.
$7,938
total raised
99
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Rural women walk far for firewood or use the little money they have to buy kerosene. Deforestation is a serious problem in Kenya, causing drought, famine and poverty. Accidents with kerosene stoves cause deaths and destroy property. The emitted smoke and fumes increase the incidences of chronic cough, asthma and other allergic conditions. This project will popularize solar energy use to safeguard the environment and generate income for the women when they sell solar-powered wares.

Solution

Train rural women on the use of solar power and related wares that can be made and sold. Share knowledge with others on the benefits of solar power and as a means to generate income. Market the products and expertise in the country.

Long-Term Impact

Reducing the use of firewood and kerosene for fuel in the rural home will free time and money for use in other development activities, while safeguarding the environment. The training will provide another source of income for the rural woman.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.afriafya.org

Organization Information

AfriAfya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.afriafya.org
AfriAfya
Project Leader:
Anne B. Njeri
Finance and Administration Officer
Nairobi, Kenya

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