The vast majority of the rural population in Nigeria cook on highly inefficient, traditional three-stone fires, which are often located inside poorly ventilated kitchens.
This not only causes severe household air pollution and chronic health problems; it limits economic productivity and leads to some of the highest deforestation rates in the world. Sosai in partnership with CQC have developed improved cookstoves which meet the needs of the people in this part of Western Africa.
Current efforts focus on training villagers to build and use their own mud-brick rocket stoves, with metal parts provided by CQC through its partners on the ground, Sosai.
- This project is designed to reach over 500,000 rural households over five years, with the potential to expand.
- Over 2.2 million people will benefit by replacing inefficient and smoky stoves with the improved rocket stoves Sosai makes available.
- Each stove eliminates about 2 tons of CO2 per year.