The fuel-efficient clay stoves procurement/ training for women

The fuel-efficient clay stoves procurement/ training for women

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
< $1,000
Project Summary
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Purchasing fuel efficient clay stoves for use and training among women will provide a huge benefit to environment, and contribute to a major health benefit to women’s health through technical training.

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(+47) 47445159

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Therese gate 46, 0168 Oslo

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More than 5 years

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What makes your idea unique?

In the Onura sub village of southern Sudan, 100% of the population depends on fire wood for cooking. The family of 8 people would burn 800 small trees per year, and this is a useless way of using energy.

The clay stove has many advantages. First, they use one third of fire wood reducing annual usage of a family to 200 trees per year. Secondly, they produce less smoke which has a major health benefit to women who cokes and feed families. Thirdly, they cook quicker and finally are portable. This project has a huge benefit to economic empowerment of women through technical skills training and to their environment.

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The long term impact will be sustainable incomes through sale of clay stoves and health status of women in southern Sudan.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

This project will benefit the environment because it will save trees that are typically cut down for cooking.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?

We are actively looking for funding, and have worked with organizations like Global Giving to realize our funding goals. We would like to purchase 500 more clay stoves for the women in the refugee camps. This will ease both the environmental impact as well as the work of the women on a daily basis.

Without funding, we are left to rely on old, outdated, labor intensive practices that will not educate or benefit the lives of women in any way. Our goal is to make women's work more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

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The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Initially this project started in 1996 – we were training Sudanese Refugee women in Uganda in making clay stoves as income generating initiative. Currently, we are only training women from southern Sudan with technical skills know –how in making the clay stoves. Training takes place in Uganda for three months. Each group is made of 10 women under training.

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Does your project address any of the following barriers to women’s technology access and use?

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If women are a focus of your project, how did this focus evolve?

Which type of women will your project reach directly?

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