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According to the World Health Organization, the indoor air pollution produced by biomass fuels kills almost two million people every year. More than half of those are children under the age of five. In sub-Saharan Africa more than 90% of people rely on biomass to meet their domestic energy demands. Respiratory symptoms and reduced lung function are more pronounced among women using wood as cooking fuel on traditional cooking stoves. The scale of this problem has motivated a range of governments and aid donors to develop and promote alternatives over the past four decades, but many of the initiatives failed to be sustained.
Women in Uganda face similar problems as they tend to use biomass for cooking, heating and lighting. The communities also have significantly higher rates of deforestation which further enhances climate change. Owing to the high cooking related incidences, there is a need to develop a solution to help women get rid of such problems and are made aware of the health risks caused by using traditional cook stoves and are empowered through sensitization, training, and capacity building. Youths in Technology and Development (YITEDEV) is uniquely positioned to carry out the stated activities for the implementation of the proposed project. Together we can build a super clean cooking environment for women.

Thanks Stephen for your comment. This proposed project is going to be scaled up to meet the unmet clean cooking environment for the Ugandan mostly rural women and children to save them from health risks caused by indoor air pollution when cooking on traditional stoves. We have started with Mukono and Buyikwe districts respectively where three project sites have been setup. More sites in 8 more districts in the EAST, WEST, and NORTH will be setup to reach the remotest communities. We are also calling upon local organizations in those not easy to reach areas to collaborate with us in helping the Ugandan mothers and children. You can send your request via: info@yitedev.org
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