Project type: Energy efficiency
Project location: Siaya, Kenya
Project standard: Gold Standard VER
Annual emission reduction: 183.549 t
Project start: October 2010
Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO₂ emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women.