This project is the first social enterprise to offer market-based affordable gas stoves to low-income families exposed to toxic levels of woodsmoke. This project’s novel approach deploys women entrepreneurs to sell gas stoves and provide education about HAP. For more information visit www.gentegas.com"
Registered in Guatemalain Guatemala
Energy, Health, Gender and 4 MoreSEE ALL
Energy, Health, Gender, Prevention & Vaccination, Clean Cooking, Economic Empowerment and InclusionSEE LESS
Market-based affordable gas stoves to low-income families
How does your innovation work?
Household air pollution (HAP) from burning wood, charcoal, dung, agricultural waste and other solid biomass cooking fuels affects 2.7 billion people worldwide – 38% of humanity – and causes 4 million premature deaths a year. That’s more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) combined. Exposure to HAP is associated with pneumonia, COPD, lung cancer, TB, cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and cataracts.