1. No Poverty. Cooking is one activity every home must do every day, and can comprise a large portion of daily effort and expense. By creating a solution the lowers either the daily effort or expense for every household—even the rural, cashless, landless poor—we have an immediate and sustained impact on poverty.
2. Zero Hunger. Lowering the cost of cooking means there’s more money in the home to spend on food. In rural areas, less time spent colleting fuel leads directly to either more time for farming or time available for income earning activities, which can then lead to more food purchased.
3. Good Health and Well Being. Reducing household air pollution by up to 98% creates dramatic improvements in the health and well being of families, reducing time and expense lost to illness.
4. Quality Education. Increasing household income levels and reducing time impacts creates resources available to invest in improved educational opportunities, including time available to attend school and capacity to pay school fees.
5. Gender Equality. Women and girls do the overwhelming amount of cooking and fuel collection in the developing world. By reducing the demands of cooking, we free them up for increased educational and income generating activities.