UNHCR Stove Distribution in Ruyigi, Burundi

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

UNHCR Stove Distribution in Ruyigi, Burundi


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

Metal stoves designed by CNR were distributed by UNHCR in the Bwagiriza Camp ID 5 of Ruyigi in Burundi. This project had a twoyear lifespan. There was medium acceptance of the cookstoves by users. The refugees did not like the stove as much because it consumed lots of firewood and was heavy to move. The firewood distributed in the camps is in the form of large logsthat cannot easily be put into the stove. The quality of the stove is also low, and breaks easily with the heavy wood. To accommodate these faults, the refugees have made some modifications to the stove like adding stones at the base to make it more stable. There are three improvements to the project that should be considered: the height of the stove should be reduced to enable easier use, appropriate chopping toolsshould be provided to make it easier to prepare the firewood for cooking, and a lighter metal shouldbe used to make the metal cookstove weigh less and to make it easier to use.


Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

1049 households

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Funding sources