LUCIA wins Sustainability Award!

LUCIA and the University of Birmingham have won an award in the Community/Individual category of the Best Staff and Community Scheme at the Birmingham Sustainability and Recycling Awards. Sylvia and Jane went to the Council House to collect the award from Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, Birmingham City…

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Fuel saving stoves – update

We’re please to announce that our women’s group has begun to put their fuel-saving stoves into production. The “MIRT” fuel-saving stoves save around 50% of the fuel required for conventional cooking on open fires, which means that the families who use them use much less firewood and other fuel. Not only does this save them…

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Fuel-saving stoves project

The LUCIA team has visited Ethiopia many times and felt it had some knowledge of the level of poverty in the country. However, when the team visited the new ‘Fuel Saving Ovens Project’ in Shashamane they found the level of poverty was unbelievable. The town was full of beautiful children with no shoes, some barely…

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