KENYA: Relieving a Dire Wood Shortage Facing Somali Refugees

Lifeline’s program in Northeast Kenya helped address the severe wood shortage facing more than 500,000 Somali refugees encamped near Dadaab, whose influx has placed a dangerous strain on the area’s fragile desert environment. In 2008, Lifeline began implementing a fuel saving stove program for these refugees with a new staff of 35 refugee workers. Over the following 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