700 more Brickstar stoves added with Moody’s Grant

The Brickstar team successfully completed yet another assignment!

In early December 2020 the Nova Brickstar team successfully installed the last of the 700 stoves as part of the Gold Standard registered Brickstar Woodstove – Mahlaba Project (GS 4536) with a grant received from the Moody’s Foundation.

Fig 1 – New stove owner with installation team

This milestone was achieved in the face of some of the the most formidable challenges the Brickstar team has had to face in the history of the project. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing national lockdown set the team back by 3 months. This was followed by the passing of our Project Coordinator, Maria Nyathi, which left the whole team and organisation in dismay. However the team showed great character and persevered to reach this milestone in time and in honour of our project’s ‘Mother’. We look forward to the year ahead knowing that we are stronger and more proficient than ever before.