As of latest, PESITHO has been awarded the Journey 2 Scale grant, issued by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund and Elrha.
The financial support will be used to realize a set of goals that we set for our local production facilities and retailer network in Uganda, which we are working on to expand in collaboration with our partner MercyCorps.
PESITHO supports the initiatives by Gorilla Habitat to preserve the endangered Mountain Gorilla in the Virunga Mountains in Uganda.
Our engagement in the project consists of both supporting local communities to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle through access to clean cooking facilities, as well as preserving the endangered gorilla species through prevention of deforestation for fire-wood supply.
Pesitho and Gorrila Habitat partnership towards protecting the habitat for the mountain gorillas living in the Virunga mountains
As an awardee of the MECS-TRIID grant funding, Pesitho worked with Aarhus University in collecting data on the environmental and health impacts of using the ECOCA solar stove for cooking compared to traditional biomass stoves.