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The Challenge

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.* Collecting and using traditional fuels also consumes considerable time and expense for households in poverty, particularly for women.**

The Opportunity

GP and its affiliated funds aim to improve the health and economic position of households living in poverty, with outsized impact for women, by investing in partners that provide access to 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 IT is Impactful

Household health and economics improve due to:

  • Reduced fuel and time costs;
  • Improved air quality;
  • Decreased smoke/improved health.

Households in poverty mitigate climate change through reduced use of carbon-emitting energy sources.


* “SDG7: Data and Projections,” International Energy Agency, 2018 figures accessed June 2021,
** “Reducing Time Poverty & Unpaid Care Work,”Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, 2017,