Renewable cooking Chad

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Partner

FairClimateFund

Categories

Clean Tech
Fairtrade
Cooking

Background

In this project, refugees in Chad are provided with CooKits. These solar cookers have a positive impact on the safety and health of people who live in very difficult circumstances. Moreover, by using the power of the sun when cooking, less wood is used and CO2 is saved.

Why did we choose this project?

We believe in FairClimateFund’s mission to reduce carbon whilst also improving the living conditions for people in developing countries.

How does it work?

The CooKit is a solar cooker that can be used with the help of solar energy, abundant in Chad. It has a simple design and is made of cardboard and aluminium foil. Sunlight is reflected through the foil on a black-painted pan that is contained in a heat-resistant plastic bag in which the warm air circulates. Cooking with the CooKit is a clean and healthy alternative to the traditional way of cooking, because it is completely smokeless. They are manufactured locally in six workshops that are spread out over the camps. Every workplace is fully run by around 20 women.

How do we know it's working?

The project has been live for some time and continues to help new refugees. Already the project has helped around 15,000 refugees and reduced 52,000 tonnes of CO2.

Verified by Pinwheel

28 Feb 2021

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Chad, Africa