Myanmar Improved Cookstoves Campaign

$0.02 per kg

Most families in rural communities in Myanmar burn wood over a three-stone hearth for cooking. As a result, Myanmar has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. In addition, harmful pollution from cooking on open fires causes premature death, especially among women and children. The Myanmar Stoves Campaign replaces the use of three-stone open fires with modern, fuel-efficient cook stoves, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The project has been successful in distributing over 14,000 fuel efficient stoves which have improved the lives of more than 60,000 people. The Myanmar Stoves Campaign is a program of the Soneva Foundation and the first Gold Standard certified carbon project in Myanmar. This project activity is implemented by Soneva Foundation, Mercy Corps and Local Vendors in each of the targeted project villages. As of 2017, the campaign covers more than 400 villages in Pyawbwe Township in Mandalay Region in central Myanmar.