Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA), Kikuyu
Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities (PFBC)
Located in Kikuyu town, Kiambu county, PUEA University is 20km northwest of central Nairobi. PUEA is a church institution and sits on church land. The university has approximately 800 students, of which 100 reside within the university. Staff and students receive three meals a day, and 10am tea and 4pm tea and snacks.
The Institution had been using charcoal, firewood and gas for cooking and these costs increase by 6.34% yearly. As a school they are required to provide balanced and affordable meals to the students hence the need for affordable cooking fuel. With the rise of prevailing cooking fuel costs, they were seeking better alternatives.
The Cooker provides an alternative to charcoal and firewood for cooking meals and boiling water. Additionally, the Cooker has solved introduced a sustainable waste management solution. Now the can sustainable provide affordable meals to the students.
LONG TERM IMPACT
The university is saving up to 40% of their fuel costs by using rubbish.
SOURCE OF RUBBISH
The University collects rubbish from around the school and from nearby schools; Alliance Girls High School, Alliance Boys High School, Kikuyu Township Primary School and two supermarkets at Kikuyu Town.