In a major innovation that has gotten international attention, the founder of Mukuru clean cooking stove, Charlot Magali, has been was awarded $1.2 million Earth shot Prize by British Prince William.
According to official reports, Mukuru Clean Stoves aims to bring cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya and Africa as a whole.
Studies have it that more than 950 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone rely on heavily polluting wood and charcoal for cooking. This number is estimated to grow to 1.67 billion by 2050.
It was gathered that the 29-year-old Kenyan began the project in 2017 at Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reports have it that her main aim was to get rid of the pollutant sources of fuel like firewood and charcoal that is still rampant in many Kenyan homes.
Records have it that the stove emits 90% less pollution compared to using wood and far much less than charcoal.
The stove itself is also cheap at approximately $10, an amount that is quite affordable to low-income families.
William, Prince of Wales, born 21 June 1982 is the heir apparent to the British throne. He is the elder son of King Charles III and his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales.
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