Fuel Efficient Stoves for North Darfur Women

  • 1. No Poverty
  • 3. Good Health
  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 8. Work + Economic Growth
  • 13. Climate Action

The project replaces 3 stone fires with EzyStove® facilitating 40% in wood savings. The stove also reduces smoke particles that are harmful to the eyes and lungs by 70% as well as promotes other socio-economic benefits.

The revenues generated by the sale of the carbon offsets contribute towards 50% of the stove costs, the assembly of the stoves, training for women, monitoring, project management and payment facilities for beneficiaries to keep the costs of the stoves at an affordable 7 USD.

Working across 10 villages within two localities, the project alleviates poverty through savings in time and money, advances gender equality by providing managerial capacity development to women and reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with burning non-renewable biomass in a resource-deprived region.

This south-south cooperative project between Haggar Group (the funding partner), the Women Development Association Network (the implementing entity) and the UN World Food Programme (the technical advisor), is the first of its kind in Sudan. This project is one of the only two projects certified Gold Standard in Sudan.

Project impacts and benefits: 

Since its inception, the project has:

  • Distributed around 5,000 stoves in 10 villages
  • Reduced approximately 20,000 tCO2e
  • Saved 13,000 tonnes of wood
  • Enabled many healthier and cleaner kitchens
  • Created savings and reduced the energy budget for every-single (100%) household participating in this project 
  • Facilitated cooperation and provided an additional source of income through the recruitment of local communities for the stove assembly 
  • Empowered women and strengthened their financial management capabilities.

For more information about this project, please contact Muna M. E. Merghani>>


“Using the stove has made a big difference to our households. It does not emit smoke and is very light which enables us to move it from one location to another as we wish. Smoke used to bother us a lot irritating our eyes, chests and making our kids sick. Now you wouldn’t know where was one cooking as there is no soot nor a lot of ash. ”
Nadia Shagra, project beneficiary living in the village of Shagra