Communal cookstove transforming Kenyan slum

04/12/2012 | AlertNet

An award-winning cookstove devised by local artisans in Nairobi, Kenya, and financed by the UN Environment Program is helping rid the sprawling Kibera slum of trash while reducing the need for charcoal and firewood. "Given the high cost of fuel wood, and the fact that trees are increasingly scarce, it would mean a sustainable source of fuel on the threshold of every low-income community on Earth," said Jim Archer, head of the architectural firm, Planning Systems Services Ltd.

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