Focus on Bringing Clean Cooking to Haiti
This case study looks at the project driven by SWITCH on how to break the barriers to clean cooking in Haiti. SWITCH is a social marketing and manufacturing enterprise whose goal is to improve livelihoods, protect the environment, preserve health, create jobs and empower women by substituting propane to charcoal as a cooking solution. The unique SWITCH business model is to sell LPG stoves, with cylinders, to the Haitian diaspora to be delivered to their family in Haiti. This solution overcomes the primary barrier to entry to using LPG for most Haitian families which is the cost of their LPG starter kit.