KILLER IN THE KITCHEN
Improved stoves and smoke hoods are transforming the living conditions of families in poor areas of Nepal. And it’s not just their health that’s better. They have more time and money too.
22,000 people die of household smoke related diseases in Nepal every year. Most victims are women and young children. In rural areas across Nepal, traditional stoves are common. Simple three-stone stoves cook food for the family and heat the home during the cold winter months – but they also fill the home with deadly thick black smoke.
The Ingenious Solution
We’re helping families get a complete package of a specifically designed smoke-hood and an improved stove. The stoves run off locally-available ‘biomass’ – firewood, crop residue or animal dung.