The project was developed to improve household health by replacing traditional cooking methods – burning wood and charcoal inside the home – with low smoke LPG stoves.
26.1 million people in Sudan do not have access to clean cooking and are reliant on biomass for cooking fuel. In addition to this, burning wood releases large amounts of particulates, carbon monoxide and other pollutants. Traditionally, women cook on open fires inside their homes. Consequently, health issues related to indoor air pollution in Sudan kill more people than Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV combined.
This carbon offsetting project works to reduce the damaging impacts of both deforestation and indoor smoke to improve the environment of Sudan and the well-being of many Sudanese families.