How can a cookstove promote Gender Equality?
In many societies around the world, cooking for the whole family is a task mostly fulfilled by women.
In communities, where food is cooked on open fires women have to spend several hours per day to collect firewood on top of the time they need for preparing food. This means that their daily schedule does not allow for an income generating job, as they are occupied with cooking.
The ECOCA solves this problem, as it is not reliant on any further supplies or fuel. It is solar-powered and generates enough energy for preparing 3 meals a day for an entire family, with energy access on demand, not requiring further preparation.
Through these large amounts of time saved women can pursue other activities during the day, leading to both men and women being able to work and generate an income.