Solar Cookers for Refugees

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Each cooker on average saves 1.3 tonnes of CO2 emission per year by replacing firewood use. To date, more than 7,500 solar cookers have been installed to help 15,000+ refugees, and more than 40,000 tons of CO2 have been reduced.

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Why did we choose this project?

Since the war in Darfur, more than 230,000 Sudanese have fled to neighboring Chad. These refugees have sometimes been staying in one of the 12 refugee camps in the border region for more than 15 years. A short-term solution is not an helpful option for most families. Cooking on an open fire is one of the many challenges that people face. The camps are located in a very dry region where little wood is available. This creates conflicts between the local population and refugees who need the scarce wood for cooking. Women and children often have to travel long distances to get wood and they are regularly harassed, assaulted, abducted or, in the worst case, do not return at all. By using the CooKit women and children no longer have to leave the camp to get wood. This means a significant improvement in women’s safety and a clean and healthy smoke-free method of cooking.

What is my impact?

Each cooker on average saves 1.3 tonnes of CO2 emission per year by replacing firewood use. To date, more than 7,500 solar cookers have been installed to help 15,000+ refugees, and more than 40,000 tons of CO2 have been reduced.

How do we verify the impact?

This project has been independently verified in accordance with the Gold Standard for Global Goals. You can view at anytime the public project page and offset credit retirement history below. The Gold Standard is the globally recognized verification body that was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development. none

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