Improved cookstoves for low income and marginalised households
Womenergy265 designs, produces and distributes improved cookstoves as well as ovens made from recycled car wheel rims, drums and scrap materials. Their target market are households that can barely afford a standard cookstove or oven for their daily cooking activities hence they employ a pay as you go model to ease access to their products.
The enterprise also produces and supplies biogas, LPG, briquettes, organic fertilizer and
livestock feed to various communities. The improved cookstoves help save time and fuel for users and provide employment opportunities for local communities.
Fountain of Hope is a non-profit organisation supporting the enterprise with promoting clean cooking programs in various communities, engaging in women and youth social and economic empowerment as well as environmental conservation.
Chitani Community Sustainable Development Organisation (CHICOSUDO), is a non-profit organisation supporting the enterprise with sensitizing communities about adoption and uptake of clean fuels and improved cookstove and training women to make briquettes from rice husks as an alternative to charcoal and firewood.
The SEED Climate Adaptation Awards 2021 in Botswana, Malawi, and Zambia are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.