On Friday, we held a Local Stakeholder Consultation in the Bugesera District, Rwanda. Bugesera is a District in the Eastern Province, and will be the location for approximately 12 of our Micro-Scale Improved Cook Stove Projects. We have already successfully implemented the first of these projects, and are now moving on to the next four… Read the full article >
Today I went to visit the factory in Kigali where our Rwandan Improved Cook Stoves are manufactured. The Ruliba Clays factory is better know in Kigali for manufacturing clay bricks and roofing tiles, but now they have a new product being manufactured- the CO2balance Cook Stove. With their existing expertise in the manufacturing of clay… Read the full article >
Nothing can beat getting out into the villages where our projects have been implemented, and seeing the projects in action first-hand! Being based in the UK and implementing our projects, we often hear stories, see photos and receive reports about how successful the projects are from our local partners and in-country staff. . . but there… Read the full article >
Inviting Local Stakeholder Views in Rwanda
As we move forward with our efficient cook stove projects in Rwanda, CO2balance are once again seeking input from stakeholders. From International NGOs and local decision makers, to the communities themselves that will be receiving the cook stoves, we are inviting any interested parties to join us for a Local Stakeholder Consultation at 10am on… Read the full article >
First Rwanda Cook Stove Project Complete!
Over the past few months, the CO2balance Rwanda team have been very busy distributing stoves in our first Project in Rwanda. Today sees the truck make the journey one last time from the factory in Kigali, to Ngeruka, in the Bugesera District. Over 1,800 families have now received an improved cook stove since the project… Read the full article >
CO2balance has been working in Rwanda for several years now, and as a company, we really enjoy learning about the unique cultures and practices of the country. . . Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month. Here in the UK, people may be planning to go shopping, take a day trip, or perhaps see… Read the full article >
Over 1,000 Stoves in Rwanda!
The number of stoves distributed in the first Rwandan project area has now passed the 1,000 stoves mark! Since implementation started earlier in the year, a total of 1,125 stoves have been delivered to communities in the Bugesera District, with more stoves on the way every 2 weeks, including another delivery today! With stove production… Read the full article >
Collecting New Stoves
The eagerly awaited stove delivery in Bugesera, Rwanda arrived on time at the end of last week, and families have been finding new ways to transport their stoves back to their houses! Here, the stoves are strapped on the back of bicycles to transport to the nearby village!
Communities Eagerly Await Today’s Stove Delivery
It’s another exciting day in the Rwandan District of Bugesera, as the next truck load of co2balance stoves makes its way out of the factory in Kigali, and into the villages in the Ngeruka Sector. After the success of the first delivery last month, where 225 households received a new stove, excitement is building amongst… Read the full article >
Preparation in Rwanda
After a very successful first distribution of stoves in our Rwandan Improved Cook Stove Project, preparation has got underway for the next delivery. Above, our locally recruited Community Project Officers start working on plans for getting the next 450 stoves into the households. . . this will be a busy month for them, as another… Read the full article >
New skills and employment for local communities in Rwanda
As the first stoves to be distributed in Rwanda reach their new homes, co2balance has been providing the opportunity for local community members to learn new skills and get involved with the implementation of our project. Yesterday, 5 members of the Ngeruka Sector took part in a training day with our local NGO partner, to… Read the full article >
First Rwandan stoves arrive safely in the Project Area!
The first batch of stoves for our Rwanda project have now left the factory in Kigali and have safely arrived in our Project Area in the Bugesera District. Our Construction, Maintenance & Logistics Manager worked alongside the local team at the factory to ensure that all the stoves were completed to a high standard, and quality… Read the full article >
His Excellency welcomes CO2balance Project
Suzanne and Ellie from co2balance, along with our Climate Corporation partner, have recently had the pleasure to meet the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the UK. At a recent meeting in London, co2balance shared their experiences in Rwanda and the details of our latest project, and received a great response! As… Read the full article >
New Year, New Faces
The new year not only brings new stoves to families in Rwanda but also a new colleague into our Nairobi office. The deadline for applications closed on the 1st of January 2014 and the level of applications has been very high. Keep following to see who will be unveiled as our new Project Development Coordinator…..
Manufacturing underway in Rwanda
The manufacturing of our first batch of Rwandan stoves is well underway in the factory in Kigali. Once the stoves are completed, they will be transported directly to the communities, where families will be able to start the New Year with their new efficient cook stove!