Less Smoke Thanks to Efficient Cookers

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    The baseline: traditional chimneys cause extrem thick smoke in the houses.

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    The newly-installed chimney (blue pipe to the left) leads the smoke out of the house.

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    The thick smoke that is produced with traditional stoves is routed out of the house. This has an especially positive effect on the respiratory health of women and children.

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    Woman sitting in front of her new installed stove.

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    Local artisans building a new stove with chimney.

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    Gathering wood is a major driver of deforestation. Since more and more trees disappear, wood collecting becomes even more time-consuming for the families.

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    The new installed stoves are constantly monitored. Through monitoring carbon emissions reductions could be calculated exactly. User feedback helps also to optimize the product.

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    myclimate carbon offset project team member Tanja Schmid visiting the project area in Cusco.

The project, in which different local non-governmental organizations in Peru are involved, primarily aims to improve the living conditions of the local population. To do so, the project introduces efficient cook stoves with chimneys, which are made using local materials.

77,000 cookstoves distributed
77,000
cookstoves distributed
530 jobs generated
530
jobs generated
200,000  tons of wood saved
200,000
tons of wood saved

The Qori Q’oncha Programme, in which different local non-governmental organizations and one regional government in Peru are involved and managed by Microsol (social enterprise), primarily aims to improve the living conditions of the local population in the long run. After a deep study of proper technologies for local population the introduction and promotion of efficient cookers with chimneys through the programme turns as the best alternative for both environmental and social development. In addition to a positive contribution to the sustainable development onsite, this project also contributes to the alleviation of environmental degradation: The use of efficient cook stoves reduces demand for unsustainably managed firewood. This leads to a reduction of CO2 emissions and protects the local forest, while also reducing the amount of time the local population spends gathering firewood.

Since the new stoves are equipped with a chimney, the thick smoke that is produced with traditional stoves is routed out of the house. This has an especially positive effect on the respiratory health of women and children. In order to guarantee the long-term success of the project, sensitization and training are an important and integral component of the project. Local institutions and villagers are trained both in the construction and use of the stoves and instructed in the areas of technology, health and the environment.

Only through the support of myclimate through the voluntary CO2 compensation mechanism can the project be realized in this size. 

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IMPACTS AND BENEFITS ACHIEVED SO FAR:

  • 77,000 cookstoves distributed
  • 530 jobs generated
  • 200,000 tons of wood saved
  • 1,430 ha of forest saved from deforestation
  • 406,000 beneficiaries
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