Biomass Cook Stoves Benefit 78 Kalokolevu Women

Seventy-eight women from Kalokolevu Village outside Lami, are grateful after receiving their 4G Biomass Lean Cook Stove yesterday.

Women’s Club President Akosita Tou said this was the first time such an initiative benefited the village of Kalokolevu.

She said now the women did not have to go outside and cook in an open fire.

“The stove has been customized and designed to burn with wood and is portable, easy to burn, easy to use, and to reduce greenhouse gas,” she said.

While officiating at the event, Attorney-General and the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said this was part of the initiative of distributing more than 40,000 cookstoves around Fiji.

Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum said Fiji continued to do its part in the fight against slowing the effects of climate change.

“The amount of carbon we put into the air as a country is very less; however we still want to do our part,” he said.

“There are many Fijians that are and have been using these cookstoves, but not the style we are launching today. The stove that you will receive today, will need less wood to get more heat.”

The program is fully funded by Korea Carbon Management Limited, a renowned pioneer in the Korean Emissions Trading Scheme.