HoPE LVB Energy Efficient Stoves

Pathfinder International

The HoPE LVB Energy Efficient Stoves are smokeless and easy-to-build mud stoves, constructed by trained women and with locally available materials.

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The HoPE LVB Energy Efficient Stoves are wood-burning stoves. They are mainly made of mud, with one fuel feeding port and the possibility to build it for up to two pans.

Compared to the three brick or stone traditional stoves used in the target communities, these models consume one-third less fuel. The stoves are constructed as a result of community involvement and women’s training process in Bussi Island (Uganda), Budondo in Luuka District (Uganda) and Kenya; Video of the HoPE LVB project in Bussi Island.

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Pathfinder International as leader of the HoPE-LVB Project since 2011, the project was primarily funded by various foundations and with technical support from two USAID-funded projects. The construction of the energy-saving stoves is promoted by locally trained women.


Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Stove builders charge households 1.39 USD. In Uganda, there is a group of women who also sell to neighbouring islands at a higher cost of 5.56 USD. Interview with representative

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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Individuals living in Bussi Island (Uganda), Budondo (Luuka District, Uganda) and Kenya who need to use less firewood when cooking, particularly due to deforestation, blurred vision and lung disease. Interview with representative

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