In most societies, women are in charge of cooking ad spend almost 4-7 hours in their kitchens cooking meals for their families per day. According to a survey done by World Health Organization, 59% of the deaths that occur due to indoor pollution are that of females. Also, the use of fuels that create a lot of pollution is also a hazard to our climate. That’s why AusCongo Network is trying to introduce and build fuel-efficient stoves in Congolese villages in order to prevent deaths related to pollution and also to preserve the climate.
People in Congolese Villages are not familiar with the idea of using different fuel-efficient stoves, and they use open fire, burning wood, dung, or crop waste to produce the heat they need for cooking meals. The use of all this biomass causes a lot of pollution which can be reduced up to 60% only by the use of fuel-efficient stoves and better cooking methods.
For this purpose of reducing deaths and environmental pollution, AusCongo Network has introduced fuel-efficient stoves in Congolese Villages in order to teach them fuel-efficient cooking and heating methods. This will not only improve the health of the Congolese people but also make our environment more clean and sustainable.