Hestian – African Biomass
The POA is registered in 13 countries but operations currently exist in Rwanda (4 VPAs) and Malawi (5 VPAs). Each VPA aims to disseminate improved cookstoves whilst also promoting improved kitchen and firewood management practices. 235,023 households reached as of Jan 2017, creating 2,000 jobs.
Distributers, who gained access to the technology and/or finance through the programme will sell, install and maintain the household devices.
- Health and air quality improvements
- Fuel cost and labour savings
- Natural resource preservation
- Local employment
- Fire safety improvements