Our work

How is Pesitho’s work practically implemented?


How is the ECOCA integrated in families daily life?


How is the technology developed by us, used by the people in need?




On this page you can find the major projects and campaigns that we are currently operating with or are supporting through providing ECOCA cooking units to the specific project.



The primary beneficiaries are refugees from various Central and East African nations, including South Sudan and the Republic of Congo. They have been displaced by conflicts and now reside in refugee camps near Uganda’s western and northern borders.

Host Community


These beneficiaries are local residents residing near refugee settlements, belonging to Uganda’s economically disadvantaged communities. PESITHO also hires host community members at the Lokopio production facility adjacent to the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.

Farmers / Cooperative members


PESITHO collaborated with CIDI to provide ECOCA solar cookstoves to a Ugandan Coffee Cooperative. This initiative enabled farmers, including young entrepreneurs, disabled individuals, and single-parent households, to access these cookstoves at affordable prices with flexible payment options.

Our current main projects

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.

UGANDA – Socioeconomic situation, refugees & how to help

Uganda is one of the Central / East African countries with a record of significant economic growth  over the past decade. However, this growth has slowed down the last few years, which is among other reasons heavily due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (Worldbank).   Furthermore, as of 2019, 38.02% percent of the entire Ugandan population still live in extreme poverty, Read More

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Together with Caritas Uganda, Caritas Denmark and Care Denmark, PESITHO is part of the Camp+ initiative aiming to establish the world’s first fully sustainable refugee settlement in Kywangali, Uganda.


Pesitho Developments at Camp +

Updates on our developments to Camp + building the ECOCA Community Kitchens


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.

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The ECOCA is a special case: Willingness-to-pay Study Recap (1)

Caritas Denmark released a report earlier this year, investigating the Willingness to pay for clean cooking solutions, and switching from traditional cooking methods, such as firewood and charcoal for cooking among different vulnerability groups in Uganda.   The report which was published in February, is based on a pilot study that took departure in Pesitho’s Read More

Further Projects & Updates

You can get information on recent updates on all the projects above, as well as further activities we are engaged in from our blog, which is updated weekly.