Climate Pal

EcoAct Offsetting Partner

Baptized “Hifadhi”, which means “to preserve” in Swahili, this project distributed 60,000 improved cookstoves in three districts in Embu County (Embu East, Embu North, Mbere South), located at the foot of Mount Kenya.

Our Goal: Improve rural Kenyan families’ lives and protect the environment

Climate Pal is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of improved cookstoves in rural Kenya. Its objectives are fighting climate change, promoting environmental conservation and providing access to socio-economic benefits in local communities. The Hifadhi-Livelihoods project provides improved cookstoves for local families: a modern cook stove that reduces the use of wood, creates less smoke than traditional cooking methods, and has a positive impact on the health of those spending the most time at home – often women and children. Through a partnership with the Livelihoods Carbon Fund, 120,000 families in the Embu District in central Kenya will receive new cookstoves, and 60,000 have already been distributed. Hifadhi, in kiswahili (the most spoken language in Eastern Africa), means “preserve” or “keep”. In kiswahili “tuifadhi mazingira yetu” means “we preserve our environment”.

Climate Pal’s energy-efficient cookstoves projects deliver:

Kenya has an extremely high rate of deforestation, losing approximately 50,000 hectares of tropical forest a year. This is equivalent to 10 football fields per hour! The major challenge for Kenyans is the tightly woven relationship between the population, energy needs, health and deforestation.  

Kenneth Mwenda, Project Manager at Climate Pal, is from Embu County in Kenya and understands these challenges only too well. Through his work at Climate Pal he is dedicated to helping tackle the social and environmental challenges through the development of cleaner cookstoves projects like the Hifadhi-Livelihoods project. 

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Climate Pal
ACK St Stephen Children’s Home
P.O. Box 1100 – 60100
Embu, Kenya

+254 708 066 725
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