Improved Cookstoves for Women
Fair Climate Fund
Fairtrade Gold Standard
kilos of wood saved (289,000 trees)
more efficient cookstoves installed
tonnes of co2 reduced
In the Indian region of Raichur there is a serious shortage of wood due to deforestation. Moreover, the traditional way of cooking causes a lot of harmful smoke indoors, and women must spend a lot of time gathering wood.
Together with local partner Samuha, FairClimateFund has been providing households - that are a member of the local community organization Janara Samuha Mutual Benefit Trust (JSMBT) - with cleaner cookstoves, or Chulikas, since 2011. The aim is to reduce CO₂ emissions and improve living conditions.
Traditionally people cook indoors on an open wood fire which causes harmful smoke and emits Co2 through the burning of wood for fuel. Now more than 18,000 families use Chulikas, which reduces their use of wood by two-thirds. This leads to a reduction of CO₂ emissions and smoke formation, protects the local forest and also reduces the amount of time women need to spend cooking and gathering firewood.
The design of the Chulika cookstove ensures that air is preheated and there is complete combustion without visible smoke and only small amounts of ash. The cookstove is suitable for households in rural areas to cook, grill, bake typical Indian flatbread, and heat water.
About the Project Developer
For the last 10 years, Fair Climate Fund has been working with its partners to finance and implement climate projects. They focus on cleaner cooking and reforestation projects. These projects reduce CO₂ emissions and deforestation and improve the living conditions for people in developing countries. The projects that Fair Climate Fund develop, generate Gold Standard and Fairtrade Carbon Credits.