Over 2.6 billion people cook using open fires or simple stoves fueled by kerosene, biomass, or coal, and each year, approximately 2.5 million people die from household air pollution.[i] Collecting and using traditional fuels also consumes considerable time and expense for households in poverty, particularly for women.
GP funds aim to improve household health and economic position, with outsized impact for women, by investing in partners offering more affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves.
Who is Served?
The target demographic is women living on less than $3.20 PPP/person/day.
What is Delivered?
Clients must receive: Fuel-efficient cookstoves
May also receive: More efficient fuels
Why is it Impactful?
Household health and economics improve due to:
- Reduced fuel and time costs;
- Improved air quality;
- Decreased smoke/improved health.
[i] International Energy Agency, SDG7: Data and Projections, November 2019, https://www.iea.org/reports/sdg7-data-and-projections