In rural Peru, many households burn wood inside the home as their main source of cooking fuel, causing smoke inhalation and contamination. This has lead to an increase in the rate of pulmonary disease among rural communities particularly women and children.
The manufacture and sale of a line of improved portable cook stoves to families, tourism businesses and social organizations in the Puno region of Peru.
- 310 people benefitted from this technology in 2012 and live in smoke free homes.
- Income generated by Koyllor grew by 5% during the first year in the portfolio.