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Expansion of the Rwanda stove project and stove shipment


atmosfair enlarges the stoves project in Rwanda. 10,000 new stoves shall be sold in 2017. A few days ago, three containers with materials for 5,700 stoves have been loaded for that purpose and are shipped to Dar es Salaam right now.

From the Tanzanian capital they are transported overland to our partner organization Safer Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda. Only raw material such as plates from stainless steel is shipped from Germany, the stoves themselves are bent and assembled in Rwanda by our partner organizations. atmosfair tries to source steel from local production. However, there is no suitable steel production in Rwanda nor in neighbouring countries.

Rwanda in Central Africa is one of the countries where the Save80 stoves are very popular. The stove is called “Save80” because users save 80% of firewood during the cooking process. Thanks to your donations, atmosfair subsidizes the material for each stove set to a significant extent. Therefore, low-income households too can afford the stoves with pots and wonderbox, hence becoming independent from permanently rising wood prices. Moreover, even more people will benefit from this project as our partner organization Safer Rwanda will collaborate more closely with different cooperatives to sell the stoves.

atmosfair and our local partners say thank you to all donors for their climate-friendly commitment.

Find out more about the project on our project website:

https://www.atmosfair.de/en/energieeffizienz/rwanda