Darfur Stoves Project

The Soneva Foundation has provided funding to distribute 26,295 fuel-efficient cook stoves in war-torn Darfur. Women are particularly vulnerable to violent attacks while foraging for wood, so reducing the quantity of fuel needed for cooking is vitally important. Deforestation is also averted and carbon emissions from cooking – a major contributor to global carbon emissions – are reduced. The project has created a local industry around the assembly of cook stoves, bringing much-needed employment to an area where jobs are scarce. As a result, 242,000 tonnes CO2 will be mitigated.