Whilst we here in the UK are counting the kilowatts our cooking appliances cost us, in other parts of the world 3 billion people are cooking over open fires or on rudimentary stoves. But at what cost? As these burn inside homes and areas with poor ventilation, they release plumes of harmful smoke, sadly, its estimated, contributing to 4.3 million premature deaths each year. Traditional cooking practices also produce 2 - 5 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Pic of Kenyan Cookstoves

We are supporting a project which distributes fuel efficient ‘Jikokoa’ cookstoves to communities around Kenya. These stoves reduce charcoal consumption by 64%, helping to ease the impact on local forests, and saving local families money. The stoves reduce indoor air pollution by 65%, generating health benefits for the families who rely on them.