Sebastian Africano


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Name: Sebastian Africano
Organization: Trees, Water & People
Title: Deputy International Director

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Trees, Water & People (TWP) is changing the lives of vulnerable populations in Haiti by harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of its skilled working class to deliver a locally manufactured cookstove that saves families money and protects their environment. Poor urban Haitian families spend up to 40% (USD$1/day) of their meager income on cooking fuel. In response, TWP has designed a fuel-efficient charcoal cookstove that balances fuel savings, durability, scalability and value, at 30-50% of the cost of expensive imported cookstoves.