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Clean Cooking

Uganda fuel efficient cooking

Clean Cookstoves

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.

Humanitarian Stove Program

Uganda Stoves

10,000 Stoves Distributed

Uganda Cooking Fuel

40% 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 over 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.

Commercial Stove Program

Uganda Stoves

18,000 Stoves Sold

Uganda Cooking Fuel

35% 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. With the sales of these stoves reaching over 25,000, 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. Last year, Lifeline launched production of a wood-burning version of its EcoSmart stove, which, at a production cost of just $2 per stove, has enabled Lifeline to expand its reach to rural markets.

Institutional Stove Program

Uganda Stoves

220 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-efficient 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.