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LPG Stove project in Kassala State

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

LPG Stove project in Kassala State

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Health, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Host community, Other

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

The objective of the project was to : 1.Improve the livelihood of poor families and poverty alleviation through switching to a clean energy source, LPG, for cooking purposes.2. Reduce indoor air pollution caused by smoke emissions from burning firewood, thereby improve the health and quality of life of women and children below five years.3. Contribute to environment conservation by reducing pressure on dwindling forest resources in Kassala State. The project was successful due to uptake by other beneficiaries outside of the Practical Action target areas, as well as thesustainability and continuity of service provision by KWDAN. LPG was found to be cheaper than charcoal and firewood, and was more environmental friendly. Lesson learned was that a woman to woman approach proved useful in the project. The location of the project was in Kassala, Eastern Sudan.

Location

Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2005 to 01/01/2007

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

250 inhabitants and IDPs in both rural and urban areas

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

132

Names of implementing partners

Kassala Women Development Association Network (KWDAN), Practical Action, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Funding sources

N/A