The project will produce and distribute improved cook stoves for women and girls that use traditional stoves for cooking, such as three-stone fires, is incompletely combustion solid fuels which use firewood and charcoal, produce black carbon causing, Household Air pollution, leading killer in rural Uganda up to 1/4 of death from premature death, lungs cancer, stroke and heart diseases. Project would improve health, well being through socioeconomic, public health and Climate change mitigation.
Lack of energy access afflicts approximately 80% of Ugandans. The problem affects individuals, households, communities, local institutions and small and medium-sized businesses. This problem presents an opportunity to create a market-based solution for nearly 5million potential consumers in eastern Uganda. Cleaner and more efficient cook stoves and fuels are cost-efficient options for the families using them, and they can use the money saved for other important purposes, such as school fees or m
Sebowajab Investments Limited, through a social enterprise model, are seeking to respond to how best to serve the needs of this market. SIL seeks to establish, grow and scale a successful improved cook stove enterprise using affordable dual cook stove technology that will provide cleaner and healthier means of cooking With access to Improved Cook Stoves from the project, in communities, women and girls will no longer relies on three stone open fire stoves that use much firewood and charcoal for
Utilizing a market-based approach, while aiding a vulnerable population in Uganda, this project aims to hire 15 to 20 Ugandans in years 1 to 2 to produce, distribute and sell stoves, reduce annual bio fuel use by 40% per household, increase savings of household income by 5-6%, and save about 100 hours annually per household collecting firewood. The project will reduce household air pollution, save women and children's lives and slow the pace of near-term climate change.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).