The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 estimates that indoor air pollution from cooking on open fires and rudimentary stoves causes 4 million premature deaths per year, more than those attributable to malaria or tuberculosis.

ClimateCare works with Ashden Award winning project developers Impact Carbon to transform the market for cooking appliances by creating a market for fuel-efficient stoves in households and institutions throughout Uganda. This approach stimulates the local economy, creating new jobs & new skills while also cutting the price of fuel for families.

These stoves use less fuel than traditional cooking methods, cutting carbon emissions and substantially reducing indoor air pollution, making them much less damaging to the health of the cooks and their families. In Uganda, more than 90% of people use biomass, such as wood and charcoal, for cooking. If this continues it is estimated that there will be no forest left in Uganda in another 40 years. By cutting demand for wood fuel, this project also protects the remaining forest.


Key benefits

  • New jobs and skills: 210,000 stoves have been manufactured since project inception and 159 people employed
  • Saving money: Reducing fuel needs by 36% saves families money
  • Improved Health: Cutting toxic fumes that cause pneumonia and premature death
  • Slows deforestation: Reduces wood demand, protecting precious forest
  • Scale and Impact: Nearly 210,000 stoves have been sold and over 891,000 VERs verified


Case Study: Mama Njuguna, Restaurant Owner

“Ugastoves have improved my life. Because it is clean I save 50% of the charcoal I was using, I was buying charcoal for 2000 and now I only buy for 1000, which makes a huge difference.  Even if you light in the house it is smokeless so it is really good for everyone.”


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