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Women in Accra, Ghana prepare food on a clean cookstove made by OPIC partner Envirofit International, a Fort Collins, Colorado company that is introducing low-cost cookstoves in the developing world. OPIC has committed $4 million in financing to help Envirofit introduce more cookstoves in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Unsafe cooking techniques are a major health threat across the developing world. Nearly half of the world’s population prepares food on open fires or rudimentary stoves, which emit harmful household air pollution and are a major source of black carbon emissions.

Envirofit’s stoves cook faster, while reducing fuel use, smoke and toxic emissions. Learn more about OPIC’s partnership with Envirofit here.

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