Community-assisted Access to Sustainable Energy (CASE) project aims at reducing the gap between
biomass energy supply and demand for 24,000 poor rural and peri-urban households in the districts of
Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Huye of southern province in Rwanda by 50% by the year 2010.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission, Austrian Development Agency, CARE Austria and
CARE Rwanda. The project intends to promote the use of improved cooking stoves and charcoal
production with firewood saving techniques.
The project promotes not only the use of improved stoves and carbonization techniques, but also the
production of improved stove as an income generating activity. It will conduct environmental education
in the project area and provide capacity building to stove makers and charcoal producers.
This report presents the results of the baseline study carried out in 8 sectors of the project intervention
area during the month of April 2008.