The project is located in and around Kisumu, which is Kenya’s third largest city in Kenya and the principal city of western Kenya.
Energy Efficient Stoves are built for families in villages throughout the area. The stoves require 50% less firewood to cook with, and therefore reduce carbon emissions by 50% compared to traditional “open fires”. As a result each energy efficient stove saves over 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
This project has clear social, health and economic benefits to the local families as it creates cheaper, easier and more hygienic method of cooking.
co2balance work closely with “Kisumu Initiative for Positive Empowerment”, a local NGO, to assist in the development of the project. KIPE is a youth-focussed organization supporting young people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.