Local communities in the Nkhata Bay district of Malawi (East Africa) can experience a new, safer and more sustainable way of cooking food for their families. The low consumption stoves use only one bundle of wood per week, guaranteeing safer cooking by reducing the amount of smoke, open flames and CO2 emissions, while also contributing to slowing down the deforestation in the area through more efficient consumption.
How the project works
a) For each village, local community volunteers are trained and then collaborate with communities to build a fuel-efficient cooker in each kitchen; b) Each house is regularly monitored. Householders are trained on the maintenance of the stove and wood use, and the information is recorded in a database.
Ripple Africa was the first to believe in MUGO! The British NGO and its founders Geoff and Liz Furber, has been working since 2003 to improve the environment and local education in Malawi, East Africa. Ripple Africa's intent is to help local people build a sustainable future in their land.
Why this project
It is certified by the United Nations and guarantees a reduction in annual CO2 emissions by 100,000 tons. It is developed in line with the following Sustainable Development Goals.