Haawah has used improved cookstoves for the last two and a half years to cook food for her family of four. Originally, she thought the improved cookstoves were too expensive, but after experiencing the savings firsthand, she’s glad she made the investment. Previously, a sack of charcoal worth 65,000 UGX (€16.85) lasted two months, but now using improved cookstoves, she only needs to spend 40,000 UGX (€ 10.37) for the two months. This saves her 25,000 UGX (€6.50) every time she buys charcoal. With these savings, she is able to contribute to her children’s school fees and since her improved stoves cook faster, she is able to spend more time with her family.