The Project

Offset your carbon emissions and help communities in Malawi

If you are keen to offset your carbon emissions for your flights, other travel and energy used, you can buy carbon offsets from our RIPPLE Africa cookstove project which is registered under the Clean Development Mechanism and is operated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Offset your emissions now.

80,000 bundles of wood saved every week

Most people in Africa cook on a three-stone cooking fire which typically uses three large bundles of firewood per week and is a cause of the devastating deforestation in much of Africa. RIPPLE Africa, a UK registered charity working in Malawi, Africa, has developed a simple fuel efficient cookstove called a Changu Changu Moto (Fast Fast Fire) locally. This cookstove is made out of mud bricks and mud, and the householder is taught how to make it and maintain it. So far 40,000 households are now using this simple technology and each one saves two bundles of wood per week which is 80,000 per week.

RIPPLE Africa has made this fuel efficient cook stove a way of life and has significantly reduced Malawi’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about RIPPLE Africa's work on their website or watch this video.

Key benefits of the Changu Changu Moto cookstove:

  • Safer – less risk of burns and smoke inhalation.
  • Saves trees – reduces wood used for cooking by using only one third of the firewood.
  • Saves time and money – saves time collecting wood or saves money buying wood.
  • Faster cooking – two things can be cooked at the same time on the two burners.
  • Easy and cheap to build – uses free local materials and takes one hour to build.
  • Local people love their Changu Changu Motos.
  • Mitigates climate change.

Where does the money go?

Our cookstove projects and other RIPPLE Africa activities, including forest conservation, fish conservation, tree planting, education and health programmes, are supported by selling carbon offsets. Offset your emissions now.

For more information on the social benefits of the project click here.

Our project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable Development Goal 1 No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 3 good health and well being
Sustainable Development Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action Sustainable Development Goal 15 Life on land