About the Tunza Project
The term “Tunza” signifies “to care for” in Swahili, and the Tunza Cookstoves Project is a testament to our commitment to the well-being of communities. This initiative is poised to design, manufacture, and distribute 50,000 highly-efficient cookstoves across the breathtaking landscapes of Mt. Kenya, with a particular focus on the Kirinyaga region, the cherished home county of Akili. In addition, this project is designed to plant one million trees in the same area. The rainfall quantities are favorable enough to obtain a high biomass from the trees
Why It Matters
Beyond the tangible benefits of reduced wood consumption and the preservation of our precious forests, Tunza holds a deeper significance. Our mission is to create a profound impact on the lives of smallholder communities, especially women and children, by introducing efficient cooking solutions that not only enhance their well-being but also reduce carbon emissions.
At the heart of the Tunza Cookstoves Project lies a commitment to community well-being. A portion of project funds will be dedicated to initiating or sustaining “community good” projects, including vital infrastructure, equipping dispensaries, and providing scholarships to bright, underprivileged students.