Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts

1 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >



Safe Water Project Implementation in Kono and Kenema Districts, Sierra Leone

2 April, 2020 | co2james
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance began exploring the feasibility of a safe water project in Sierra Leone in 2018. We have partnered with local NGO ‘Community Organisation for Development and Empowerment – Sierra Leone’ (CODE-SL), based in Bo, who are experienced in delivering high-impact WASH and development projects in the Eastern Province. The CO2balance Safe Water Projects is the… Read the full article >


‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia

12 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita.  As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >






Updates from Rwanda

3 October, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Case Study, CSR Projects, Rwanda

In September I had the chance to travel to Rwanda to spend time with our partners and visit the communities benefitting from our projects. Having made a brief previous visit to Rwanda, this was a great opportunity to spend more quality time with the team at FAPDR, who implement the improved cookstove projects, and Rwandans4Water… Read the full article >


Empowering Rural Women; Challenges/Opportunities

8 March, 2018 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Case Study, Uganda

Women empowerment leads to higher economic growth and a better quality of life for women and men alike.  Despite progress, it is still the case today that rural women’s double burden of farming, search for water and unpaid domestic work prevents them from participating fully and fairly in community development and income-generating activities. Improving rural… Read the full article >


Costly Smoke

17 May, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

According to WHO indoor smoke from coal, wood or dung – used as cooking fuel by more than 3 billion people worldwide – ranks ahead of unsafe water as a cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Almost 2 million deaths a year are caused by cooking smoke, which is linked to pneumonia in… Read the full article >


Alex Opio’s story

18 November, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

45 year old Alex Opio, a father of 10 children is a resident of Tetugo Village in Otuke district and a user of the newly rehabilitated Barabolo borehole that was sighted by co2balance in its expansion of the ‘Lango Safe Water Project’ as one of the many broken down boreholes serving a big population with… Read the full article >



Zoba Anseba Cookstoves: Tekea and her Award Winning Eritrean Stove

31 March, 2016 | co2ethanobrien
Categories: Case Study, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

Tekea Tsefagherghesh keeps her home spotlessly clean – not an easy task in Eritrea, a hot and dusty sub-Saharan country.  Tekea’s village, Adi Tekelezan, is 2,500 metres above sea level and about 40 minutes’ drive north of Eritrea’s capital Asmara. Within the low walls is the mid-sized hut that contains Tekea’s most proud possession; her… Read the full article >


Turning Back the Tide

10 August, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

The traditional focus on energy savings as the main goal of energy efficiency policy has, at times, led to an underestimation of the full value of energy efficiency in both national and global economies. Energy efficiency can bring multiple benefits, such as enhancing the sustainability of the energy system, supporting strategic objectives for economic and… Read the full article >