I am currently working on a project in partnership with multilink Kenya on renewable plant oil energy in Kenya. The project seeks to make clean and efficient energy a reality for vast populations of Kenya’s urban poor.
The project targets this demographic category because it is often exposed to high levels of Indoor Air pollution owing to poorly ventilated living conditions. Many of the people in these areas often rely heavily on keresone for their cooking and heating. This is not safe as keresone as a fuel is highly flammable and has in the past been a contributor to many fire disasters in Kenya in the past.
Donating a clean-energy stove to a resident in Nairobi’s Eastlands area on behalf of Multi-link Kenya
The project also includes access to a sustainable supply of plant oil where residents are provided with low-cost supply of clean castor-oil and croton oil.
The pilot phase is currently underway in Nairobi’s Eastland’s area. Below is a photo collection of a field project where we went round households educating locals on the benefits of using the stove.
The Protos Clean energy stove at work
This project is a first of it’s kind in Kenya and so far, the uptake has been extremely positive. We are now working on extending the reach of the project so that more Kenyans can have access to clean cook-stove project. More and more people are adopting this new technology and it is my hope that in the next few years, Indoor Air Pollution and reliance on carbon-based fuels will be a thing of the past.
Demonstrating How the protos clean energy stove operates