Qori Q'oncha - Peru
Families in Peru use clean cooking technology
to improve their quality of life and fight against climate change.
In the highlands of Peru, where temperatures can drop below 0°C during the winter, households use biofuels to prepare their food and heat their homes. It is important to note that in these harsh conditions, an open fire stove is often the only technology available. As a result, respiratory conditions related to air pollution in homes are common.
Additionally, these open stoves are inefficient and consume large amounts of biofuels; generating additional pressure on Andean forests and forest plantations.
Qori Q'oncha was created to address these challenges. Switching to improved cookstoves reduces firewood consumption, lowers carbon emissions. It also expels harmful gases out of the user's home, while helping to contribute to the conservation of forests.
The families that use the improved cookstoves enjoy a better quality of life by reducing the overall environmental impact.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Peru, South America - 2008
Sustainable Development Goals:
Qori Q'oncha – Peru was created to help face these challenges in an innovative way. Evidence shows that the adoption of improved stoves reduces the amount of firewood used, lowers carbon emissions, and expels toxic gases out of users' homes.
IMPACT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM
Qori Q'oncha is proud to be the first improved kitchen program in the world certified with the prestigious Gold Standard. The positive impacts on our communities and our planet are carefully measured and reported as contributions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), defined by the United Nations Organization.
“Thanks to my new kitchen I don't have to spend as much time collecting firewood and I have more time to dedicate myself to agriculture”
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“We use the stove every day. We no longer have as much smoke, we spend less firewood and the food heats up faster. We save on gas because we hardly use it”