This is a partnership between Fastenopfer and Caritas Nyeri. The project aims at reducing the emission of Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – hence saving Carbon. The saved carbon will be calculated in tons and will be sold to earn carbon credits. To earn carbon credits, the project must qualify to be registered by Gold Standard – the body that regulates the voluntary carbon market.
The project has 3 lead artisans and 30 trained artisans. Each artisan is paid Kshs. 1,000/= by the beneficiary upon construction of the cook stove, 10% of this is ploughed back to the project to help the less fortunate within the same society. Construction of the stove takes a day by 1 skilled artisan and 3 unskilled laborers. A well maintained stove will last for about 10 years and saves 50% of fuel wood as compared to the traditional cook stove. Every cook stove constructed is issued with a GPS coordinate and a serial number that will be used during monitoring.