Ghana

kiteToyola is a successful cook stove company in Ghana that has supplied over 50,000 households with fuel-efficient stoves and created some 200 jobs. While the traditional cook stove is made out of metal, Toyola added a clay core that improves the stove’s energy-efficiency, thus requiring less charcoal to produce the same amount of heat.  Less charcoal means reduced deforestation and carbon emissions, as well as better indoor air quality and lower cost for consumers.  The company now also sells solar lanterns and small solar energy systems.

 

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