Cooking Stoves | Nigeria
Project name: Promoting Improved Cooking practices in Nigeria
Contribution to SDG: 1, 7 and 13
Certification: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
In Nigeria, over 71% of the population, mainly low income people, cook with solid fuel in inefficient traditional cookers and open fires, resulting in air saturation inside their homes. Due to this practice, Nigeria records the highest number of deaths related to indoor air pollution (on average 64,000 deaths annually), especially among women and children from poorer families.
Thus, the purpose of this project involves the manufacture and distribution of efficient charcoal cookers to replace the inefficient cookers currently in use in Nigeria. The project will help thousands of families, small and medium-sized commercial entities in Nigeria and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.