CookClean: Efficient cookstoves in Ghana
This project promotes the use of efficient charcoal stoves to households in Accra, Ghana.
CookClean Ghana is scaling up the production of its new and improved stove, the CookMate. This efficient, affordable stove cooks food more quickly and creates fewer smoky fumes than conventional stoves, reducing families’ exposure to indoor air pollution, a major cause of premature death in developing countries. Using a CookMate stove allows families to save up to 50% on wood and charcoal fuel bills, lowering the pressure on Ghana’s rapidly deteriorating forests. The stoves are manufactured locally, supporting the local economy and creating jobs. The project is expected to benefit 300,000 families in Ghana by 2020, reducing around 130,000 of CO2 per annum.
- Provides a livelihood and training for the predominantly female distribution network
- Innovative ‘pot skirt’ design speeds up cooking and increases fuel efficiency
- Stoves are produced locally in Cookclean’s factory in Accra
Delivering towards the Global Goals
Good health and well-being
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Life on land
In her words
“When it’s raining you can use it in your room. It keeps your room clean by not spreading ashes.”
What the carbon finance delivers
The carbon finance supports CookClean in its ongoing operations, servicing customers and producing more cookstoves.