If this village can plant 10 trees and prune 5 trees, the whole village can use the wood for one month, as the wood required for a Chitetezo Mbaula is not a lot.
Village Elder Chinkwita
Once you are sick, you can move the Chitetezo stove and put it nearby.
It is portable and it can be used
to keep you warm.
Stove Producer and User
I pay school fees for my child in secondary school. When we use the Chitetezo stove, we save the environment.
Chairperson Mchenga Production Group
One of the world’s worst problems is one of the easiest to help solve — and you can help.
Inefficient stove technologies contribute to deforestation, unsafe conditions in the home, soil erosion, and contribute to the death of 2 million infants each year due to wood-smoke inhalation.
Hestian’s improved cook stoves and fuel efficiency projects in Southern Africa directly reduce indoor cooking smoke – one of the leading causes of acute respiratory infections and the top killer of young children worldwide.
To date, Hestian’s efforts have resulted in over 80,000 homes using improved cook stoves and helped create 2,000 jobs.