Environmental protection by improved stoves

Microproject sponsored by the German Embassy Dakar in Thiès (Senegal) Enlarge image Microproject sponsored by the German Embassy Dakar in Thiès (Senegal) (© German Embassy Dakar)

Successful conclusion of the microproject « Sustainable environmental protection in five villages in the district of Thiès »  financed with 6.000 € by the German Embassy!

In the scope of the project 500 families in five villages were equipped with improved charcoal-stoves.  In workshops, all villagers could learn how to easily and effectively build a low-consumption charcoal-stove, which then could be used for themselves.

Compared to traditional stoves, consumption could be lowered by up to 50 %. Besides the positive effect on the environment, many women emphasize that now they have more time to do other things, for example generating an income.