The Qori Q’oncha program, Peru

The first improved cookstove Programme of Activities registered in the international voluntary carbon market!

It was the first Programme of Activities ever registered under the Gold Standard quality label. Currently Qori Q’oncha is the most advanced in the world: 106,056 improved cookstoves have been installed and it benefits 493,277 people from rural communities living in poverty.

It has generated three carbon credits issuances, corresponding to USD 5.5 million given to Microsol’s local partners in order to ensure the durability of their projects. It currently includes projects of 6 projects developers in nine regions of Peru: Piura, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Huánuco, Cusco, Huancavelica, Arequipa, Moquegua y Tacna.

Families using
the technology
Tons of CO2
Emission Reductions
Tons of Wood
Wood savings
Families happy with
the improved cookstove


Location of Peru activities