When i was growing up, we used to cook with firewood on a three-stoned traditional stoves. This stoves are in-efficient and continuous use of them harms the health of the users. We also used to light up the night using kerosene powered lamps dubbed keroboi, which as well produced very little light and smoke from burning kerosene pollutes both the environment and affects the health of the users. Unfortunately, millions of Kenyans still use these methods to cook and light.
The effects of these methods on the well being of the users, the community and the environment are diverse. From deforestation as a result of growing use of wood for cooking, to fires that emerge from the use of this devices given that most users still live in grass-roofed houses. The biggest concern brought about by the use of these methods of cooking is poverty.
That is why i started this campaign. To help thousands of households in my country and probably beyond in other African countries get better cooking and lighting systems with an innovative cook stove which uses any kind of biomass, including rice husks, wood pellets, and cow dung to cook, and produces enough light to help the users light their homes at night.
The fundraiser is to raise enough funds to help kick-start the campaign for clean energy for sustainable lives, because I believe that with that, the lives of members from the poor communities will have a chance for sustainable development.