Cleaner Cooking in Kenya

Although Kenya is an epicenter for improved cookstoves, these technologies have mostly been for charcoal servicing urban and peri-urban households. The great majority of rural households are still using polluting, inefficient open fires, in poorly ventilated kitchens. CQC has sought to remedy this situation by joining with Mwangaza Light, a local renewable energy company, to introduce the TLC-CQC stove in rural Kenya. This began in November with a 100-stove pilot in two locations now under verification for initial CER issuance. By Q3 we hope to take this program to scale with Mwangaza and their Green Churches movement, and with several other partners. Government approval has been obtained for this rural stove program.


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