Making cooking a safe activity.

Social Challenge

In Peru, 42% of households use firewood, charcoal, manure and/or agricultural waste as fuel for cooking. In rural areas, 82% of households use biomass, mainly wood and dung, materials that are highly pollutant and harmful to health. This has led to an increase in the rate of pulmonary disease among rural communities, particularly women and children.

Social Enterprise

Manufacture and sale of a line of improved portable cook stoves with more efficient wood consumption and reduced smoke emission. Clients include families, tourism businesses and social organizations in the Puno region of Peru.

Impact Statistics
  • 5330 Direct beneficiaries
  • US$ 88,300 Cumulative sales
  • 90% Reduction in smoke emission per stove
  • US$ 80,660 NESsT investment to date

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