Going beyond carbon saving – how companies like Hill Dickinson are making a big impact to communities in Kenya

Our Abardares Improved Cook Stove Project is located to the north of Nairobi in Kenya, and has been well supported for many years by Hill Dickinson – the first law firm to offset their carbon footprint to become CarbonZero.

Our team in Kenya went to visit the region and interviewed over 30 Carbon Zero Kenya stove beneficiaries as part of the annual site visit. One family in particular made a lasting impression on the team, as they introduced their 103 year old grandmother. Still in excellent health, she was eager to explain how the stove had improved her wellbeing, mentioning that because it is more efficient than a traditional three stone fire, she did not have to spend as much time collecting wood.  Furthermore, she gave us a full demonstration of the way she likes to stoke the stove while cooking Ugali, a local staple food made from ground maize.

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This is one of many great examples of how organisations like Hill Dickinson have made such an impression, not only to the environment, but to the locally communities throughout Kenya.

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