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Energy saving technology

Traditional cooking in Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with 29.4 million inhabitants and an area of 580.4 thousand square miles.

Just 3% of people living in Kenya have access to the national electricity grid. Without electricity, most of the population cooks using a three-stone fire that burns wood.

There are some good things about the three-stone fire. It:

However, there are also serious disadvantages. It:
One of the biggest disadvantages of the three-stone fire is that it is inefficient and time consuming. It has been estimated that a Kenyan woman can spend up to five hours searching for fuel before cooking, and as many as seven hours a day actually cooking.

It was clear that a safer, more efficient method of cooking was needed.

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