Sustainable Development Goals

‘A blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’




‘A blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’

In 2015 the UN set 17 Sustainable Development Goals to act as ‘a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. The targets for the SDGs are to be achieved internationally by 2030. The DelAgua Tubeho Neza project has a primary impact on three of these critical measures: 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, 5: Gender Equality and 13: Climate Action. The project also has a plethora of secondary impacts on eight of the other measures. These include: 1: No Poverty, 2: Zero Hunger, 4: Quality Education, 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities,15: Life on Land, and 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions .

Summary of DelAgua stove impacts on SDGs:

Reduction in lung disease caused by smoke inhalation. Reduction in water borne diseases through easy access to boiled water. Improved nutrition through more cooked food. Reduction in burns from open fires.

Reduction in time poverty caused by gathering wood, tending the fire and cooking, allowing women and girls to have time for productive work, education and community. Reduction in health issues from household air pollution which disproportionately affect women.

Reduction in carbon emissions due to ‘clean’ technology and 71% less wood being burnt. Reduction in deforestation due to 71% less wood required . Biomass consumption reduced: only twigs and tinder needed.


Money saved through purchasing 71% less fuel. Time saved as 71% less wood needed. Financial and time savings create improved access to sustainable livelihoods and entrepreneurial opportunities

Improved nutrition through ease and speed of cooking enabling provision of more cooked food. More time to cultivate land and improve crop yields.

Reduction in time spent by children gathering wood means improved school attendance and quality education. Money saved from buying less wood allows purchase of school books

Free provision of a high performance, top quality stove which uses 71% less wood than the traditional 3 stone fires previously used by our recipients and significantly reduces household air pollution and cooking times. DelAgua focusses exclusively on rural communities where the average income is $1 per day or less and families largely subsist. The DelAgua stove provides the vital transition to more energy- efficient, reliable, sustainable modern cooking.

DelAgua employment and skills training for thousands of Rwandans, improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for economic growth. Stove recipients’ savings on fuel purchase invested in local enterprise, building the local economy.

Making rural communities inclusive, safe and sustainable through reduction in wood consumption, reduction in carbon emissions and reduction in gender inequality through freeing women from the fire.

Preserving crucial wildlife habitats by significantly reducing wood consumption and the associated deforestation. Rural communities can sustain themselves without encroaching onto forestry for firewood.

A local network of Government Community Health Workers who are trained and paid by DelAgua for their work, underpins the Tubeho Neza programme. This provides a trusted inclusive institution at  a local level across rural Rwanda. The CHWs visit every household and gather regular feedback so contributing to a culture of effective, accountable, transparent public service. The stove improves the economic situation, particularly of the poorest: there is a direct link between raising income levels and creating peaceful societies with effective, accountable institutions.

The project is funded by the sale of carbon credits. Help make an impact on all these SDGs, provide more life-changing stoves, offset your carbon footprint and buy carbon credits directly from DelAgua.

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