Not only do our Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstoves reduce the amount of wood used thereby protecting forests but are also safer. We have reduced burns by over 60% in Nkhata Bay District.
Lydia cares for eight children including her grandson James. James spoke with Oswald, one of our fuel-efficient cookstove managers. He said, “I love that my grandma has a Changu Changu Moto. I am seven years old and have epilepsy. I fell in to a traditional three stone fire (pic bottom right) when I had a fit. I now have burns over my body.”
His grandmother continued, “Our neighbours didn’t understand why it was so important to have a fuel-efficient cookstove. It doesn’t just save time collecting wood but the fire is contained and the pots stable. Sadly it took this accident for my neighbours to understand how important they are.”
Our fuel-efficient cookstove project is a registered carbon offsetting project. By offsetting your unavoidable carbon emissions with Ripple Africa you help to build more fuel-efficient cookstoves.
Lydia said, “I have been using my cookstove for three years. This (James’ accident) is why I will never cook on a traditional three-stone fire again.”