Available stock: 10 tCO₂e
In many Kenyan households, a significant amount of time and money is spent on getting fuel for cooking. People often use local firewood and charcoal, but these resources are running out near towns and villages. This forces families to travel longer distances to find wood for fuel. Unfortunately, it's usually women and girls who have to do this, which makes it hard for children and babies left at home. It also keeps girls from going to school.
To address this problem, this project uses carbon finance. This means they sell carbon offset credits, which are measured using a method called the Gold Standard Methodology for Domestic Energy Efficiency. Without selling these carbon credits, the project wouldn't be able to reach the communities most affected by the lack of wood fuel. The money from selling the credits helps families in these communities switch to cleaner and more efficient cooking stoves. This not only helps the environment but also provides income to families and allows girls to go to school instead of spending their time collecting wood.