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Sierra Leone is one of the world's least developed countries. Without rural access to electricity almost all domestic cooking is done using firewood and charcoal. The harvest of these fuels has contributed to massive deforestation and subsequent environmental disasters including landslides and droughts.
Sustainable bio-fuel is already produced in Sierra Leone for foreign markets yet none of this fuel is used locally. A three month research Project funded by the UC Davis BLUM Center for Developing Economies sought to disseminate this sustainable fuel technology within the country. The main barrier preventing people from using bio-fuel is the lack of affordable bio-fuel stoves. Hence the need for the Gondaegoti Stove
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