Aniga Energy Efficient Cookstoves

Why to choose this solution?
The cook stoves are efficient, affordable improved stoves, which cut on the average wood consumption, which will in the long run reduces deforestation and reduce dependence on open fire cooking with its poor health consequences to women and children; reduced coughing and eye irritations.
Savings per day or production:
The stove uses around a third of the wood consumed by a traditional cooking fire. It saves upto 50% of the fuel.
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
The stoves are sold at a price between KShs 1500 - 2000 (USD15 - 20).
10 years
Maintenance needed:
Repair of the clay liner.
Resources needed in use:
wood fuel
Problems and limits:
The stove produces some smoke, therefore a good ventilation is needed in kitchen.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
Is available at Aniga Community Based Organization (CBO) in Seme sub-county, Kisumu county, Kenya.
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
Production of the stoves requires training in stove production, done by Carbon Zero (Kenya). Use of the stoves requires only a short introduction.
How to use it:
To be added
How to maintain it:
To be added.
Climate effect (if any):
The use of stoves reduces carbon emissions and saves about 50% fuel, hence there are less trees cut.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
It is used in Kisumu county in Kenya. The introduction started in 2014-16, when at least 1600 were installed by Carbon Zero Kenya facilitated by supporting schemes in sub counties of Kisumu. In these areas there is a shortage of firewood, and therefore there is big interest as many families collect the firewood, which takes time.
Why is it successful?
Successful because they are affordable, and low in smoke generation. The raw materials are available locally in Kisumu, and they use around a third of the wood consumed by a traditional three-stone cooking fire place.
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
It is a simple process that involve sourcing sand from the lake shores, buying a few bags of cement and the metallic parts, which are then put together-knead clay, mix concrete and bind these to come up with the stoves.
How to make it (if possible):
To be added
How is it delivered and by whom?
The Aniga Women Initiative has more than 50 members, who makes energy-saving cooking stoves and sell them directly to consumers at an affordable process. The women have been trained on stove production, marketing and promotion.
Successful financial model
Support for development-financial support, and training by the UK organisation Global Footsteps.
What policies and strategies helped the success?
Effective collaboration among the women in Aniga Women initiative, and effective collaboration between the Aniga women members and the UK based international organization, Global footsteps. Thorough training in the stove production and marketing.
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SusWatch Kenya
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