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Dadaab Kenya

Relieving the dire wood shortage
confronting 500,000 Somali refugees

Lifeline’s program in Northeast Kenya helped address the dire wood situation facing more than
500,000 Somali refugees, who have been encamped near the tiny town of Dadaab and whose presence there has placed a severe strain on the fragile desert environment.

In 2008, Lifeline began implementing a fuel saving stove program for these refugees with the help of a staff of 35 refugee workers.  Over the next few years, these workers produced and/or distributed 45,000 clay and metal-clad stoves to women refugees, who were trained on their use and maintenance.

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45,000

Stoves Distributed

 

Firewood

Fuel Source

$8.00

Cost to Produce

35

Refugees Employed