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Initiative

Cookstoves

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

The Opportunity

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

By the Numbers

Current Portfolio as of December 31, 2018

$820K Active Capital Deployed
3 Partners

Cumulative Portfolio

  • 65,956 Lives Impacted

  • Initiative active since 2017