COOK STOVE CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
3kg LPG clean cook stoves.
Learn more about the Cook Stove Challenge and how clean cook stoves reduce health and safety risks, lower fuel expenses, and help reduce poverty.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Gas4All's mission is to effectively distribute 3kg LPG clean cook stoves to urban slum households in the city of Kaduna, Nigeria in order to drastically reduce mortality from smoke inhalation, especially among women and children.
Over 22 million households in Nigeria depend on solid fuel for cooking which leads to 80,000 deaths annually. Their intervention of focus is a 3kg LPG stove. However, LPG has significant barriers to adoption, including affordability and distance between homes and LPG refill plants. Gas4All's solution is to create a constant, easily accessible supply of LPG by hiring LPG vendors that will station themselves in communities, and distribute the LPG canisters to their sales agents with a van. The cook stoves will be made affordable through consumer financing, with customers paying in installments for four to six months. By opening up three offices (one in the main market and two around the pilot location of an urban slum), Gas4All will have ample space to use for conducing awareness raising activities and trainings, stock inventory for sales agents, receive installment payments, and conduct after sales services.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Provide 21,000 kg of LPG to communities by the end of year 1
- Distribute 10,200 cook stoves by the end of year 1
- Increase number of sales agents by 8 by the end of year 1
Emeka Umechukwu - Founder
Chidi Umeh - Co-Founder and Sales Director