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.**
GP 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 is it 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, https://www.iea.org/reports/sdg7-data-and-projections.
** “Reducing Time Poverty & Unpaid Care Work,”Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, 2017, https://www.cleancookingalliance.org/binary-data/RESOURCE/file/000/000/530-1.pdf.