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Lifeline - Uplifting Communities, Empowering Women, Transforming Lives in Uganda

Clean Cookstoves

Uganda fuel efficient cooking

Exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves causes two million premature deaths annually and contributes to a range of chronic illnesses and acute health impacts. Women and children also spend an average of about six hours each day cooking and collecting firewood, which is becoming harder and harder to find.

Wood Burning Stoves

Uganda Stoves

43,000 Stoves Sold/Distributed

Uganda Cooking Fuel

42% Average Fuel Saving

Uganda fuel efficient stoves production cost

Saves Time And Money

In 2006, Lifeline began distributing insulated clay stoves made from locally available organic materials in refugee camps in Northern Uganda — ultimately reaching 100,000+ beneficiaries. Then, in 2011, Lifeline partnered with the World Food Program (WFP) and GIZ (a German development agency) to produce and/or distribute over 10,000 of these stoves to impoverished Ugandan villagers who were seeking to rebuild their lives in their home communities.

Charcoal Burning Stoves

Uganda Stoves

70,000 Stoves Sold

Uganda Cooking Fuel

42% Average Fuel Saving

Uganda fuel efficient stoves production cost

Saves Time And Money

In 2008, Lifeline began producing a metallic, charcoal-burning stove — locally dubbed the Okelo Kuc or “peace-bringing stove” — for Ugandan consumers living in urban and peri-urban communities. Subsequently, in 2013, Lifeline began producing a sleeker and more modern charcoal charcoal stove — the EcoSmart — for consumers in Kampala and other more sophisticated markets.  Lifeline has improved the health and livelihoods of over 125,000 people and helped to foster a vibrant market for fuel-efficient charcoal stoves throughout Uganda.

Institutional Stoves

Uganda Stoves

300 Stoves Built Since 2009

Uganda Cooking Fuel

50% Average Fuel Saving

Uganda fuel efficient stoves production cost

Saves Time And Money

In 2009, Lifeline began building institutional fuel-saving stoves for schools, health centers, orphanages and prisons.  Produced by trained local staff, these stoves can reduce the amount of wood needed for cooking from 40 to 60% – saving each such institution up to one thousand dollars annually.