UNHCR Stove Distribution in Marratane camp

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

UNHCR Stove Distribution in Marratane camp


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In the Marratane Camp ID 61 of Nampula, Mozambique, there are three types of stoves that UNHCR distributes: clay/metal stoves, mud stoves, and kerosene stoves. Efficiency and user acceptance vary between the three. A comparative study of various stoves showed that the metal and clay stoves have high acceptance among users and a 1 year lifespan, but low durability with only 20% fuel savings. The mud stoves have high acceptance among users, have 40% fuel savings, 2 year average lifetimes, but require regular maintenance. The kerosene stoves have a lifespan of 2 years and low efficiency. The primary lesson learned from this project is that stove needs to be better designed to be more durable and efficient.


Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

3600 refugees in Marratane camp

Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Funding sources