In developing markets, access to domestic fuel can be limited, and the fuels that are available are often expensive, detrimental to health or time consuming to attain. In some countries, women can spend up to four hours a day collecting firewood, and children often do this instead of attending school. Firewood and kerosene, commonly used for cooking, are linked to various health conditions.
What We Did
We’re introducing cleaner, alternative fuels like LPG into developing markets where they haven’t previously been widely available. A co-product of natural gas and crude oil production, LPG is a portable, clean and efficient energy source. Our focus has been to support SME businesses to become LPG resellers.
In Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for example, we’re supplying a group of women who run a food stall at Gordon’s Market with Puma Gas. This saves the women time and money, as they no longer have to spend time sourcing less efficient fuel from elsewhere. The women have now become Puma Gas resellers, adding another stream to their business.
LPG is a versatile energy source that can be used in more than 1,000 different applications. Using LPG instead of firewood or kerosene improves health and also saves people time and money.
We’re helping local communities grow economically by enabling local businesses to resell LPG. We now have twelve distributors and close to 250 resellers in Papua New Guinea.
In Papua New Guinea, we’re helping communities prosper by supplying local businesses with clean LPG energy, replacing lower quality fuels. We now have a network of local Puma Gas resellers in the country – which in turn is boosting economic growth.