Cooking and frying of fish along the lake shore is a common activity for mama Samaki. Every morning many women fry fish mainly to sell and also for food. Housing in the Islands of lake Victoria is very poor and people live in one roomed iron walled and roofed shanties that poses a lot of danger to the women and children when cooking is done indoors. Firewood and charcoal is the main culprit leading to complete deforestation and also many children and women contract respiratory diseases.
The project will design the Turbo Jiko, train local juakali artisans in manufacture of the Jiko and entrepreneurship, works together to manufacture the Jikos and distributes through organized beach barazas for the fisherfolks training them on usage.
Turbo Jiko is smokeless hence will greatly reduce CO2 emissions, the women will not use firewood nor charcoal and thus deforestation will be reduced, respiratory diseases will be eliminated. Health and environmental education will empower women.