Ghana Cook Stoves

Become 1  month(s) carbon neutral

 for only US$  11.00

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Project Info

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E+Co & Toyola
Potential offsets:
655,629 MTCDE from 2007-2017
Generated offsets:
574,083 MTCDE from Sep 2007 – Dec 2012
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What's it about

Five years ago two West African entrepreneurs started a stove business, and have since produced 154,000 efficient charcoal stoves that are cooking meals for around 940,000 people.

One third of households in Ghana cook on charcoal stoves and spend a big slice of their income on charcoal. The stoves produced by 170 trained artisans for Toyola Energy are cleaner, more efficient and durable. They cook faster and cut charcoal use by about one third, yet sell for as little as US$7 each. To make them more affordable, Toyola offers customers the option to buy on credit and pay back their loan over two months using the money saved on charcoal, with many stashing their savings in a ‘Toyola Money Box’.

Toyola’s stoves are sold across Ghana, and some to Togo and Burkina Faso. With five production centres in Ghana and one in Togo, Toyola plans to increase sales. By 2013 it hopes to produce 140,000 more stoves from new bases in Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The stoves reduce charcoal use by about 26,000 tonnes per year, saving trees and cutting CO2 by around 150,000 tonnes per year.

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Users involved

Yael Birin

Yael Birin  sponsored this project

Julien Terraube

Julien Terraube  sponsored this project

Olle Billinger

Olle Billinger  sponsored this project

Cyril Enrique

Cyril Enrique  sponsored this project

Abel Tablada

Abel Tablada  sponsored this project

Victor Cruzate

Victor Cruzate  sponsored this project

Ian Devlin

Ian Devlin  sponsored this project

Patrik Hokfelt

Patrik Hokfelt  sponsored this project

Olof Lundström

Olof Lundström  sponsored this project

James Dixon-Gough

James Dixon-Gough  sponsored this project

Niklas Blomquist

Niklas Blomquist  sponsored this project

Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik  sponsored this project

Kerstin Arnold

Kerstin Arnold  sponsored this project

Miriam Birnik

Miriam Birnik  sponsored this project

Zhang Haoqiang

Zhang Haoqiang  is interested in this project

Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik  is interested in this project

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