Living in this modern age, it’s easy to forget the millions of people who still depend on wood, charcoal and kerosene to cook meals, boil water ... and light up their homes. Not only are these fuels expensive, but they also have negative effects on people’s health and are also grossly detrimental to the environment, writes Naomi Kioi.
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