Josephine provided safe, clean cooking stoves to 60 Kenyan women
$1,045 paid for:
A clean energy cook stove and training seminar for 60 teenage mothers living in a Kenyan slum
Mukuru Slum, Kenya
Mukuru slum in Kenya has a population of over 100,000 people living within 1.2 square kilometres. 96% of people use traditional cook stoves in their homes, which expose many families to air pollution levels 50 times greater than the World Health Organization guidelines for clean air. This sets the stage for heart and lung cancer, as well as many other respiratory diseases.
Josephine is a young mother from Mukuru who is committed to improving the living conditions in her community.
The nurse referred Josephine to a training session on the importance of using clean energy. At this training she received a clean cook stove that she can now use to safely cook meals for her family. She was blown away by the huge difference that the cook stove made to her health.
“Within a few days my problems started disappearing. It was magical. My son's health got better and my expenditure on buying fuel also reduced.”
Josephine is determined to spread the word about the life-changing effects that switching to clean energy has had on her and her family and would like to support other young mums in Mukuru to adopt this new way of cooking by talking about her own experience using the clean cook stove.