THE STOVE PROJECT
Clean Air Stove: $160 Per stove
We provide safe cook stoves to families. Our stoves are locally made and are wood efficient, burning less wood than an open fire. The clean air stove also combats the toxic smoke by guiding it through a pipe and releasing it outside of the home.
Acute Respiratory problems are the fourth leading cause of death in both children and adults in Central America.
Cooking food and warming homes are provided through barley contained and/or open fires within homes. However, prolonged exposure to smoke caused by open fire smoke leads to heart and lung disease, lung cancer, eye damage, and respiratory infections.
Within an hour of exposure to smoke from an open fire without proper ventilation, an individual has breathed in over 400 cigarettes worth of smoke. Children under 5 and women are the most affected.