We work with Lorena Stoves. Lorena stoves are not super efficient, nor are they made to the perfect tolerances required of properly functioning rocket stoves. But, Lorena stoves work much better than the typical 3 rock stoves (pollatons) used by most women in our Partner Communities. And, Lorena stoves are the best fit we can manage at this time within our Partner Communities.
The issue around adoption of rocket stoves in our Partner Communities is simple, the women don’t want to work with the itty bitty pieces of wood required in rocket stoves. They want to gather/buy their lena and burn it – they don’t want to have to cut it into the smaller bits of wood required for rocket stoves.
Come and help us put more Lorena Stoves in our Partner Communities. While you’re doing it, help us with community education and share the possibilities with the women of converting to a full rocket stove. Perhaps you’ll discover the perfect approach to getting these women to accept rocket stoves – we sure hope so :)