Smokeless Cook Stoves for Rural Districts of Nepal(ID: 103000000001739)
Die Ofenmacher e.V.
The objective of the project is the installation of mud brick cook stoves in individual households of rural districts in Nepal in order to substitute traditional fire places for cooking. These devices release all the combustion smoke and particles into the kitchen of a house because they don’t have any outlet for combustion gases. The improved cook stove discharges the smoke into the environment outside the house and reduces the indoor air pollution substantially. Chronic diseases and burning accidents are reduced considerably as an effect of the installations. The greater efficiency of an improved cook stove causes a reduction in the consumption of firewood and saves non-renewable biomass and emission of green house gases.