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Rural Stoves Installation in Kenya, Tanzania & Angola Begins

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This month CQC started rural stoves installation in Kenya, Tanzania and Angola, all expansion countries from it’s anchor sub-Saharan Africa countries of Malawi and Zambia. These are the first of 7 additional SSA countries where preparation has been made for CQCs investments in support of cleaner healthier cooking for the rural poor.

All investments going forward will apply our new standard of intervention for more effective and durable transformation from environmentally destructive and unhealthy three stove fires to efficient stove fueled by underutilized renewable biomass fuels readily available in rural landscapes. Going forward CQC provides two stoves per household and funds twice annual visits to each and every stove recorded and viewable on line on our proprietary cloud based data management system. We regard constant contact with women cooks and households as key to sustaining benefits of improved Cookstoves.

CQC place heavy emphasis in training and visitation on improved cooking space ventilation to complement the benefits of more complete combustion in reducing personal exposure to PM 2.5 and other toxic products of incomplete combustion.

Women can rebuild their stoves with instructions and brick molds provided to each household. With long lived high grade metal parts supplies, stoves should remain fully functional for a decade without parts replacement whereas the brick structures are defacto of indefinite life.

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