Meet Arran, one of the newest members of the Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstove team. When he finished secondary school he trained in brick laying and carpentry but since marrying and having children has focussed on his farm.
He and his wife Mary are subsistence farmers growing maize, tomatoes and vegetables to provide food for their three daughters Vitumbiko, Innocent and Sithembile. They would sell any surplus produce at market which was their main income but in April this year life changed for the better for Arran.
Expanding the fuel-efficient cookstove project to new Districts meant that we needed 420 new Community Volunteers. The team set about finding the right people for the job and Arran’s name was put forward by his village chief. He has proven to be extremely passionate and excited about his new role and has already helped 117 households build a Changu Changu Moto.
In total he is in charge of 200 households ensuring that they understand about the cookstove, it’s benefits and helping the women to build their own fuel-efficient cookstove. The team has welcomed many others as hardworking as Arran and we can’t wait to see how the project progresses.