Lifeline’s program in Northeast Kenya is addressing the dire wood situation that faces more than 500,000 Somali refugees, who are 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 distributing rocket stoves to refugees living in the Dadaab camps on the Somali border of Kenya. Lifeline employs a staff of 35 refugees, who have produced and distributed 25,000 clay and metal-clad stoves. That staff has also distributed over 20,000 imported stoves and trained over 20,000 women on how to use and maintain them, including many who have newly arrived in the camps and who are in especially dire need of assistance.
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