The cooking stoves used in the area, especially by the low income earners in the community, is predominantly made of three stones that use firewood as fuel. This system has shown disadvantages such as inefficient use of fuel, smoke that is harmful for the health of the women folk who cook and the risk of fires (in the grass thatched homesteads).
The research and trials have led us to the path of evaluating appropriate cooking stoves that meet a set criteria. The most important of these selection criteria are a reduction the amount of fuel used, smoke produced and the use of free local resources. We are currently running trials on prototypes of rocket stoves made using clay from termite mounds.