Successful improved cookstove distribution ongoing in Kayonza District, Rwanda!

12 September, 2022 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, East Africa, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

CO2balance in collaboration with our excellent long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Progress, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.

Most households in the Kayonza District still cook on traditional open fires. These are extremely inefficient and demand a lot of firewood, resulting in high CO2 emissions, deforestation, and exposure to indoor air pollution. The project stoves will displace the inefficient traditional open fires by providing an improved cookstove which will reduce CO2 emissions by reducing wood use.

Distribution day at a local government office

Distribution began in August 2021 and to date, 21,000 Canarumwe improved cookstoves have been distributed to households in the District. And by the end of distribution in 2023, the project will have reached all eligible households in the District of Kayonza – and amazing acheviment!

Project beneficiaries collecting their Canarumwe cookstoves