Our solar cooker projects have made significant contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) by helping achieve 7 out of the 17 UNSDGs as explained below:
By using the solar cookers provided by our projects, the expenditure on purchasing coal was reduced, which is equivalent to the increase of income of poor rural residents and the reduction of poverty.
The old coal-fired cook stove generated smoke which is harmful to health. The project reduced the consumption of coal and consequently reduced the smoke from coal. Thus, it improves the air quality and the health of poor rural residents in project area.
The solar cookers significantly improved the indoor air quality, especially in the kitchen where rural women spent a lot of their time and got exposed to smoke from the old coal stove. The implementation of the project especially improved the health of rural women and thus improved the gender equality.
The solar cooker provided the poor rural residents an affordable and practical way to utilize solar energy which they would not have afforded otherwise.
By using the solar cookers provided by our projects, the expenditure on purchasing coal was reduced, which is equivalent to the increase of income of poor rural residents and the reduction of income inequality.
Our solar cooker project portfolio is one of the largest community usage of solar energy in remote rural areas. It reduced the emissions generated by burning coal, brought awareness of climate change in rural communities, and involved rural communities in the action to reverse the climate crisis.
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. The project participants of our projects included multinational development bank (such as Asian Development Bank), national governments (such as Sweden, Finland, and Spain), and private sector. Our projects connected all these parties and strengthened the partnership for the goals.