There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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General Info

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Population 324,060
GDP per capita (USD) $ 4,721.00
Income per day (USD) $ 12.93
Urban Population45%
Rural Population55%
Average Household Size5


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking14%
Number of people affected by HAP45,368
Number of households affected by HAP9,863
Number of deaths per year from HAP 31
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 3
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels20.5%
Population using wood for cooking13.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.1%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking1.0%
Population using gas for cooking81.7%
Population using electricity for cooking1.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.5%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water99%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation90%
Diarrhea deaths per yearno data
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollutionno data
Deaths per year from malariano data
Deaths per year from tuberculosis0
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS100
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*12


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength scoreno data
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unions64.67%
Ease of doing business score*104
Starting business score161
Getting credit score126
Protecting investors score127
Trading across borders score105


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.6362
Educational attainment score*0.9987
Health and survival*0.9796
Political empowerment score*0
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women0%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions15.25