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According to Samsung Global Newsroom
Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Rural Development Solutions, will deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
- Bioethanol stoves help replace charcoal fuel to address climate change and local health issues while providing residents with economic sustainability
- This effort adds to the 10,000 stoves already distributed in Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city
Providing Residents with Cleaner, Safer, More Sustainable Way to Cook
- The majority of households in Kenya currently use charcoal as fuel to cook
- When burned, Charcoal produces toxic fumes and leads to serious air pollution
- Broad use of charcoal leads to excessive harvesting of trees, accelerating deforestation
- Bioethanol is a byproduct of sugar production which makes it a cheaper, more sustainable source of fuel
- Use of more bioethanol, which is six times more energy efficient than charcoal, will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Haengil Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Environment, Health and Safety Center, Samsung Electronics: “We hope this project helps refugees in Kenya in a meaningful way. Samsung Electronics will continue to carry out its responsibility as a corporate citizen with more such initiatives.”
- Burton Wagacha, Senior Public Health Officer and Technical Coordinator, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): “These cook stoves will help improve the quality of living for many refugees. We look forward to continue partnering with Samsung Electronics in more initiatives.”
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