The benefits, categorised below, using the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental impacts.
- Income and employment generating effects through the improvement of existing businesses and the promotion of new businesses.
- Reduced money spent on fuel wood, freeing up financial resources for tuition, clothes, books, food, tools and equipment.protection of water, flora and fauna and maintaining bio-diversity due to reserved forest cover.
- Improved working conditions and health status of the cooks.
- Reduced indoor air pollution and associated respiratory illness.
- Less pain and physical stress caused by smoke, intense heat, burns and accidents.
- Reduced cooking time because of more efficient stoves means more time available for other useful activities.
- Improved nutrition of pupils, small children and adults due to more and better meals.
- Acquisition of new skills and knowledge through capacity building and awareness creation.
- Increased environmental awareness through good practices; students and staff will be agents of change in their homesteads since they will observe the impact of using improved cookstoves in their schools.
- Substantial savings realised as a result of using the improved cookstoves by the schools will encourage other schools to resolve to using improved cookstoves as well.
- Reduce deforestation leading to protection of water, flora and fauna and maintaining bio-diversity due to reserved forest cover.