Buy an Appliance, Donate a Cookstove: Big Chill Pairs with Cool Effect for the Month of June

By Big Chill June 4, 2018

For most of us, cooking is something we do every day, often from the comfort of our own kitchen. Now imagine if cooking ate up 20% of your income, emitted toxic smoke into your family home, and deforested your country. In Uganda, this is the reality for most families, as 90% of Ugandans burn wood or charcoal in an open fire that emits more heat to the air than it does to their cookpots.
Enter the Uga cookstove, a simple and locally produced stove that reduces the use of wood or charcoal by 50% because it burns fuel thoroughly and efficiently, concentrating the heat from the fire directly to the cooking surface where it matters most.