17 Mar '17, 10am

Improved cookstoves empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo | Stories | WWF

My colleague and I rode the rough, volcanic black rock roads of Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, to a series of small wooden houses. Here, an association formed mainly of women was very busy working to build new, improved cookstoves by hand to make them nearly smoke free and more environmentally friendly. Women of all ages toiled at various stations along the production chain. The female head of the association introduced us to the women and men pounding the clay that forms the inside of the cookstoves, shaping the metal of the outer shells, and decorating the finished product. This dynamic and knowledgeable group was improving livelihoods while protecting the environment—one cookstove at a time. And while I’m thrilled with the environmental benefits of the project, I’m also humbled and inspired by the integral role women play in carrying out the initi...

Full article: https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/improved-cookstoves...

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