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.
By 30th of June 2019, Hestian’s efforts have resulted in over 566,658 homes using improved cook stoves and institutions using 1,239 fixed institutional stoves which has helped create over 2,000 jobs.
Hestian’s stoves are funded via a Greenhouse Gas Reduction system. The better local entrepreneurs perform, the more they are rewarded. We think it’s a really clever and innovative system. Click here to learn more.
For every Euro 20 received as Support, one VER is retired permanently. (Smaller amounts will be aggregated.)
VERs are a very cool metric for measuring successful stove distribution, user-training and on-going maintenance because of the Gold Standard* auditing system.
The stoves replace traditional 3 Stone Fires.
It’s really a Quadruple Whammy:
Health benefits from less household smoke
Job creation for 1000’s of women in rural areas of Africa
Fuel cost and labour savings for 10,000s of ultra-low-income families
Environment saving though Greenhouse Gas Reductions and natural resource preservation
This method of development funding is really clever because it is results based and not aspirational.
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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.
Metnes Chafumbwa, 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.
Falesi Mwamadi, Stove Producer and User
I pay school fees for my child in secondary school. When we use the Chitetezo stove, we save the environment.
Sidiveria Zagwa, Chairperson Mchenga Production Group