When is a stove not just a stove? One of the advantages of not just selling stoves but setting up local businesses is that we become intimately involved with the local communities that become our partners. Each of these communities s a unique opportunity for us to learn more to improve our program, and our products, and to better understand the impacts our stoves can have. In norther Burkina Faso, one of the profound take always is that by switching to low cost, locally produced pelleted fuel, a single household can save enough money to send up to four children to school. This is one of the many unexpected positives that we could not have anticipated If we weren’t part of that community, we would never have learned about the unexpected impact of efficient stoves. Sometimes a stove is more than a stove. Sometimes it means a chance for a better education.