The Tuki Wasi project is funded by the Climate Cent Foundation (CCF) and managed by Microsol. Microsol will lead the competitive selection process that will determine the entities which will implement the cookstoves. Tuki Wasi seeks to ensure close collaboration with the Peruvian Ministries of Environment (MINAM, acronym in Spanish) and of Energy and Mines (MINEM, acronym in Spanish) along its development in order to achieve a replicable mechanism in the future.
How does it work?
The implementation of the Tuki Wasi project will take 2 years (2019-2020), during which the selected entities are expected to fulfil the operational function of the project by taking care of the installation of the cookstoves as well as the various related activities allowing the cookstoves to be sustainable. In parallel, Microsol will oversee these entities’ activities (also referred to as operators) while refining the applied mechanism to ensure its replicability.
The families benefiting from the project’s improved cookstoves will be exposed to fewer particulate and gaseous pollutants inside their homes, which will lead to improvements in their health and hygiene, especially for women and children who are usually more exposed to those pollutants.
By having access to a more efficient technology (as it uses less wood), they will spend less time collecting fuel and may invest it in other activities (educational activities for children, economic / productive activities for women and men).
In addition, the cookstoves’ approved design which considers not only environmental and efficiency aspects but also safety ones, reduces the risk of injury and improves the user’s comfort (better posture).
Furthermore, there will be many other social, environmental and economic impacts in the project area: decrease of deforestation thanks to the lower use of firewood, reduction of GHG emissions, capacity-building and participation of local stakeholders.
The project’s main features are the following:
Ensure the highest possible adoption rate for the cookstoves by the user families, and ensure proper use and maintenance throughout their lifespan so that the positive effects generated keep on being at their utmost.
Apply the knowledge based on Microsol’s experience to follow proven processes and improve them with lessons learned from the project. In this way, clear processes that are replicable in the future can be generated to achieve objectives similar to the Tuki Wasi project’s.