PROJECT 1:Reduce incidences of child mortality due to water borne illnesses , and increase access to clean water.http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grantee-stars/0530-01-10/
- Out of the 300 households studied, 200 households (66%) continuously boiled the water using the Jiko Kenya stove every day, which exceeded the initial target of 60%.
- Of those participating in the Jiko Kenya project, 95% of households reported an 80% reduction in the incidence of waterborne diseases, compared to the period before they used the stove.
- In Kitui County, the percentage of children who missed school as a result of water-related illnesses was reduced by more than 80%, due to the project.
- Thirty households in Kitui were trained in safe water storage to avoid contamination.
- The project has developed additional marketing and educational materials, and 2,000 people have been reached during exhibitions and through house-to-house visits.
- Four hundred households are currently using two models of JIKO KENYA stoves and 95% of these have reported a significant reduction in indoor pollution.
- A survey showed 65% of households reported significant savings in fuel costs, since the JIKO KENYA stoves use 75% less fuel, compared to the traditional three-stone fire.
- The project team was able to participate in five national events where the stove was showcased.
- Studies of the impact of introducing the stove on rates of diarrhea are ongoing.
- Knowledge about the project has been distributed in conferences.