SAFE Stoves, good for women and environment
Cooking on a three-stone fire at school in the Moroto district, Karamoja. This approach consumes a lot of fuel.
Some schools in Karamoja required children to bring a stick with them every day so that the meals provided by WFP can be cooked.
Two standard mud/clay SAFE stoves, built outside a home in Karamoja. Even simple models can cut fuel consumption by 50%.
In schools and other institutions, bigger SAFE stoves are needed to cook enough food for several classes. These stoves, shown here in a Zambian school, are made of steel.
In drought-stricken Karamoja and Darfur, it has become harder and harder to find firewood. Women face long treks to fuel for cooking. If stoves consumed less, it would help women, but also an increasingly degraded landscape.