Social Impact Project for Sourcing Local Suppliers of Cookstove Components

How This Works

In the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship, you will learn how to advance your for-good career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

Three billion people around the world cook their food by burning charcoal, wood, and biomass on open fires or rudimentary stoves. This has massive health, economic, and environmental repercussions. Over 25 million Ugandans are affected by indoor air pollution from dirty cooking. We're piloting programs to improve access to best-in-class stoves, which give off less smoke and cut fuel expenditures in half. Our work in Uganda builds on what we've learned in Sudan. We offer stoves to women through partner organizations, where stoves are offered on installment models. These models requires very little upfront cost, removing the biggest barrier to getting a stove.

We're looking for an Experteer to help us find a local source in Uganda, who can cut metal to our specifications to manufacture energy efficient cookstoves.  This would help us to reduce the cost of the stove, which would allow us to help more people, as it would be cheaper than importing the metal pre-cut from overseas. 

Learning Opportunity

By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:

You can learn all about the world of efficient cookstoves!


To be determined with the selected candidate

About the Hosting Organization

Potential Energy is a Non-profit working on Non-Profit.