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Uganda
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Localisation
Uganda
Type
Clean Cookstoves
Standards
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Sustainable Development Goals

3. Bonne santé et bien-être

2,500+ stoves

distributed throughout Uganda, improving household health by reducing indoor smoke emissions created during cooking

5. Égalité entre les sexes

Women are empowered

as they spend less time on collected fuel and more time with their families, education or working

7. Energie propre et abordable

4,000+ homes

have access to electricity so can charge their phones or a light via a USB

8. Travail décent et croissance économique

Job opportunities

created in project sales, distribution, maintenance and monitoring, boosting local economies

13. Lutte contre le changement climatique

8,000 tonnes of CO2e

reduced on average annually, from reduced emissions and avoided deforestation

15. Vie terrestre

50% less firewood

needed for cooking, slowing the rate of deforestation in Uganda

Please note that the SDG metrics listed reflect the total impact of the umbrella project's activities and do not reflect the impact of each micro-scale project.

Le projet

The HomeStove is an ultra-clean burning, fan-assisted wood stove that cuts toxic pollutant emissions by 90% and reduces fuel use by 50%. The stove has been developed after 4 years of product development with local cooks in Uganda, India, Ghana and Laos to make sure it's suited to their specific needs, for example, the hotter flame and flexible size mean traditional dishes can be cooked quickly and more safely. Using BioLite’s Direct Conduction Thermoelectric System (DCTS), the HomeStove also generates its own electricity – providing users with enough reliable, on-demand electricity from a day’s cooking to fully charge a mobile phone or provide an evening’s worth of bright, LED light

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Les résultats

As considerably less fuel is needed, time spent collecting firewood or cooking is reduced so families have more time for other income-generating activities or to improve their living standards; this also alleviates pressure on Uganda’s remaining forests. Users have also noted their respiratory health has improved, they reported significantly less coughing since using the new stoves thanks to the reduction in indoor air pollution. For communities without a reliable grid connection, or who rely on diesel generators for sporadic electricity, this project offers a solution: the HomeStove generates its own electricity, providing users with enough reliable, on-demand electricity in a day’s cooking to fully charge a mobile phone and provide an evening’s worth of bright, LED light.

Project ID: 301920
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