Proyecto Mirador enables rural communities in Honduras to replace traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient ‘Dos por Tres’ stoves. These have been engineered to burn hotter while using less fuel, reducing indoor air pollution, saving people money and cutting carbon emissions. They have also been designed with local cooking practices in mind, allowing people to adapt to them quickly. Laboratory results show a 43% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 79% drop in carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions, compared to conventional stoves. The project expanded significantly and is now estimated to reduce around 0.5m tonnes of CO2 a year. High stove demand resulted in a 2-year waiting list all over Honduras.

Delivering towards the Global Goals

No poverty

Saves families money and time in buying household fuels.

Zero hunger

Increases families’ disposable household income available for food.

Good health and well-being

540,000 people benefit from reduced exposure to household air pollution.

Quality education

The project is estimated to have cut more than 3.3m tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and 2017.

Gender equality

Women and girls spend less time cooking.

Affordable and clean energy

Reduced reliance on wood fuel makes cooking cleaner and more affordable.

Decent work and economic growth

The project has created 143 jobs and fostered 18 microenterprises. Each stove contributes $200 to the local economy.

Sustainable cities and communities

Lowers household and ambient air pollution, improves resource efficiency and reduces climate vulnerability.

Climate action

It is estimated the project will save nearly 3m tonnes of CO2 between 2016 and 2023.

Life on land

Each stove saves 4kg of wood a day, reducing pressure on vulnerable local forests.