Modern stoves can help. They produce less smoke and use less firewood.
To disseminate efficient stoves the programme of Energising Development Kenya (EnDev) focuses on a market based approach.
EnDev trains professional stove builders like Shadrac Ananda.
In only six years 1.3 million stoves have been produced and sold.
This offers job opportunities for both men and women. Keyo Women Group for example produces combustion chambers for the Jiko Kisasa stove.
Stove builder Shadrac Ananda runs his business on Rocket Stoves.
Rocket stoves are available for private households and institutions like schools or restaurants.
Every day restaurant owner Joyce Apondi saves about 600 Kenyan Shilling (5 Euro) with her new Rocket Stoves.
Huge institutional rocket stoves need up to 80 percent less firewood in comparison to traditional stoves.
Thus Nyamninia Primary School reduces its expenses for fuel. Money which is now available to invest it into the future of the children.
EnDev has helped to disseminate 1.3 million stoves in Kenya. Each of them protects the health of women and children. It protects the environment and the climate. Beside the fact, that cooking becomes joyful again.