In 2019, in collaboration with Green Seat and the Carbon Neutral Group, we proudly supported a great initiative aimed at providing new, efficient charcoal stoves to the most vulnerable households in Uganda.
In Africa, over 850 million individuals still rely on wood and charcoal for their cooking needs. However, this dependence on inefficient stoves has severe health implications. Indoor pollution resulting from these stoves contributes to the deterioration of women's and children's well-being, causing nearly half of pneumonia-related deaths in children under the age of five.
Moreover, this reliance on traditional stoves comes at a significant environmental cost. Inefficient combustion leads to excessive wood and charcoal consumption, posing a threat to precious forest resources and generating unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cooking Stove Project
By introducing more efficient stoves, we not only create a healthier environment but also alleviate the financial burden on families. Inefficient stoves require larger amounts of wood or charcoal, often obtained through labor-intensive gathering activities performed by women or children. By adopting efficient stoves, families save time and resources, allowing women to attend to their other responsibilities and children to have more dedicated hours in school.
Our partner organizations, in close collaboration with local communities, have achieved a significant milestone. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to support the program, which successfully developed and made accessible 500,000 efficient charcoal stoves to those in need. This remarkable accomplishment not only enhances the lives of individuals but also helps preserve approximately 9.6 million trees.
But the impact doesn't stop there! This transformative initiative extends across Uganda, with the production and sale of these stoves driven by a network of local entrepreneurs. Your donations have not only facilitated the establishment of a sustainable supply chain but have also empowered these entrepreneurs to increase their profits.
Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of communities while actively promoting environmental conservation. Your continued support is vital in fueling the momentum of this inspiring project.
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We are thrilled by the tangible impact we have made in the lives of vulnerable households in Uganda. Such projects serve as powerful catalysts for positive change, improving lives and advancing our journey toward a more sustainable future for all.
At the Heartfeldt Foundation, our mission is to promote a conscious lifestyle and support local sustainability projects worldwide—just like the one you've witnessed. To continue our vital work, we kindly ask for your support.
Your contribution holds the power to create a lasting impact on our environment and the communities we serve. Join us in building a better, greener future by making a donation today. Every donation, regardless of size, plays a crucial role in supporting our mission.
Together, let's celebrate our achievements and continue moving forward. Be part of the positive change we are creating. Donate today and be a part of the solution.