We are delighted to announce that RIPPLE Africa has secured funding for the Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstove project from Dining for Women, an American non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. Dining for Women’s tagline is, “Changing the world one dinner at a time.”
Funding will be provided over a two-year period from August 2015 to build 3,000 cookstoves in a new area in the north of Nkhotakota District which borders the southern part of Nkhata Bay District. The project will be employing women to work with householders in each village to make them aware of the huge advantages of the Changu Changu Moto cookstove and then to work with them to build a Changu Changu Moto in each of their kitchens. The project will be covering a two-year period because, although the first stage is to build the Changu Changu Moto, the project is really about continually working with the householders to make sure they maintain their stoves, collect smaller pieces of wood for cooking with, and basically changing their cooking habits for ever so that they will never want to return to the old, inefficient three-stone fires of the past.