Our story


Promote exchange and collaboration between communities around the world, in order to develop sustainable actions that help them face the challenges of climate change.


Living in a world where there are sustainable, inclusive and resilient communities that are prepared to face the challenges of climate change.

Our history

The beginning

Our story begins in 2007, the year in which we carried out a socio-anthropological study about vulnerable communities in the Andes of Peru, at 2,000 meters above sea level. A significant proportion of these rural communities cook on open stoves with biomass, which places a huge burden on their health and the environment. The implementation of improved stoves in these conditions has proven to be an ideal solution. This technology requires less firewood, reduces carbon emissions, and expels toxic gases out of users' homes.

Our first programme

After validating this solution in the field through a small pilot project, we used carbon financing as a way to replicate and expand the project to include more families. This is how the Qori Q'oncha Program was created, becoming the first improved stove program introduced to the global voluntary carbon market. After identifying a similar need for improved stoves in rural communities in Mexico and Central America, we shared our experience and implemented our second Program, called Utsil Naj, in 2012.

New programmes

Based on our experience in carbon certification, we provide technical assistance to different organizations throughout the design and implementation of energy efficiency or climate action projects. Recently, internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMO) have become our new area of focus. In 2019, the governments of Peru and Switzerland reached a series of agreements that established the bases for the establishment of a pilot project. In this context, Microsol was chosen by the Swiss organization Climate Cent Foundation (CCF) to implement the “Tuki Wasi” Project, which has the potential to create the first ITMO implementing improved stoves in the world.



An anthropological study is carried out to identify the needs and customs of rural families in Peru.
The “Qori Q'oncha” Program is created in Peru to assess the impact of improved stoves in the Voluntary Carbon Market (MVC).
Qori Q'oncha becomes the 1st improved kitchen program to be registered by the Gold Standard (GS) worldwide.
The “Utsil Naj” Program is created in Central America and Mexico.
The first carbon credits of the “Utsil Naj” Program are issued. During the following year the program is certified with the Gold Standard.
A comparative study is carried out for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) on the state of rural culinary practices (progress and challenges) in Mexico, Colombia and Peru.
The NAMA for electrification, cooking and heating in rural areas of Peru is designed.
The MRV system of the NAMA on the efficient use of fuels in Guatemala is designed.
The pilot phase begins to test an ITMO between Switzerland and Peru (implementation of the “Tuki Wasi” Program).
The first improved kitchen is installed in the “Tuki Wasi” Program.

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