Cleaner Cooking

Help distribute efficient, clean-burning cookstoves that reduce smoke pollution and the associated health risks for villagers in Nepal.

Located in:

  • Bara Dhanusa, Mahottari Parsa, Rautahat, Saptari, Sarlahi, Siraha - Nepal

In Nepal, the vast majority of the rural population cook using traditional fires, often located inside poorly ventilated kitchens with small windows. This not only causes severe household air pollution and chronic respiratory, heart and eye disease but imposes a material health burden on women and children who are responsible for preparing meals. These projects distribute efficient, clean burning cookstoves which reduce smoke pollution and the associated health risks while reducing carbon emissions. As they require less wood, the stoves reduce household expenditure on firewood as well as the amount of time women and children spend gathering it from local sources. This allows time for other activities and alleviates the threat of clearing on native forests.

- Over 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions prevented each year

- Over 47,000 families have received a stove in Nepal

- Mitigates exposure to health-damaging airborne pollutants

- Reduces household expenditure on firewood by up to 50%

- Alleviates the pressure of logging on local forests

- Community led implementation and project management

Sustainable Development Goals: