KAMPALA, UGANDA - Improved cookstoves make it possible to save up to 50% of fuel costs. Significant reduction in day-to-day living costs help families save for other important expenses, such as health and education.
Sarah is a mother of two who bought an AES improved cookstove three years ago after her oldest child was burned from a ceramic cookstove. Since then she has been using the same stove to cook for her family everyday. And every day she saves approximately 1,000 UGX ($0.35) from using less charcoal.
Sarah has a dream of starting her own business. Her daily savings from using an improved cookstove are kept in a tightly sealed wooden box. “This is for my future,” she said, pointing to the box.