Cookstoves Dramatically Improve...
- Indoor air pollution from open fires and traditional stoves will kill 4 million people--mostly children--this year.
- Open fires in the home put children at risk of burn injury.
- Respiratory disease--largely due to indoor air pollution--is the leading cause of death of children under the age of 5 in the developing world.
- Less smoke means improved health. UC Berkeley RESPIRE study in Guatemala showed a significant reduction in childhood pneumonia for homes using improved cookstoves.
- Our Jikokoa stove reduces particulate matter and carbon-monoxide emissions by as much as 61%.
- Clean and fuel-efficient cookstoves dramatically reduce solid fuel (wood, charcoal, etc.) consumption.
- Up to 25% of black carbon emissions come from burning solid fuels for household energy needs.
- Clean Cookstoves saves trees and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Up to 34% of woodfuel harvesting is unsustainable, contributing to forest degradation, deforestation, and climate change.
- More fuel-efficient stoves free up money previously used to buy fuel (wood or charcoal).
- Greater fuel efficiency reduces the time women previously spent gathering fuel (up to 1 extra day a week!)
- A mother can take advantage of increased available time and money to engage in micro-business.
- Less time spent on fuel gathering increases time available for children to attend school