We’ve committed to buying 500 Jiko cookers, an incredibly basic but clever little stove that emits a fraction of the smoke of a normal cooking fire for just 20% of the wood or charcoal usually needed. That saves two tonnes of carbon per household per year, making them the Kenyan equivalent of ‘low carbon cooking’.
They’re healthier in the home, save costs for the poorest families and help keep young girls, who normally collect the firewood, in school. They also provide work for the Ichingo Women’s Group co-operative who make the cookers. For every Green Footprint item bought by a Space client, we’ll buy a Jiko cooker for a Kenyan family. So help us to make the scheme a big success – buy some green kit today!