+ of the approximately 48 million people in Tanzania rely on biomass – mostly firewood and charcoal - as their primary fuel for cooking. The Tanzania Improved CookStoves (TICS) project existing cookstove entrepreneurs to provide clean cookstoves capable of meeting household needs for both charcoal and firewood cooking.
+ rural and peri-urban Tanzanians have been reached so far by the programme, with increased access and use of clean, quality and appropriate cooking technologies.
cookstove producers (18 rural, 8 urban) have been engaged, providing employment to 60 persons.
of the cookstove enterprises are female headed, and account for 50%+ of production and sales of the Matawi stove, the improved design as introduced by the programme.