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WHY

ROCKET STOVES?

Nearly half of the world’s population cooks on open fires utilizing firewood as the source of fuel, whose thick smoke is a vector of respiratory diseases. A shift from open fires to rocket stoves makes up a multifaceted solution for the population and the environment.

Rural families spend close to 20 hours per week searching for firewood, which affects their academic and social life. Rocket stoves use two-thirds less firewood than open fires, and therefore, they enable families to focus on more necessary duties than firewood collection.

Currently, at 834 rocket stoves, our initiative has reduced the dangers of cooking with firewood for many families. We want cooking to be enjoyable and less dangerous, and of course, we want to mitigate deforestation.

Our rocket stoves reduce by 2/3 the use of firewood and they eliminate the harmful smoke from kitchens.

ROCKET STOVES ARE:

GOOD FOR FORESTS

These stoves use twigs and branches – such minimal firewood – thus inexpensively slowing down deforestation caused by firewood usage.

GOOD TO PEOPLE

Cooking using rocket stoves reduces smoke emission and in turn, tremendously reduces smoke-related diseases that kill an estimated 4 million people yearly.

SAFE FOR CHILDREN

When a mother leaves the kitchen is when traditional open fires become really dangerous for small children, who can fall into it. Improved stoves prevent children from getting in contact with the fire.

Why It Matters

How Rocket Stoves Benefit People

FINANCES

In areas where no firewood is available, families spend a big part of their income purchasing it.

Reducing their use of firewood means reducing their expenses which makes their life much easier.

DEFORESTATION

In rural settings, the need for firewood leads to deforestation, and rocket stoves can be an answer.

Rocket stoves reduce the use of firewood and enable families to use branches instead of chopping down an entire tree. 

 

TIME

A family spends up to 20 hours per week collecting firewood.

By reducing the amount of firewood needed, our rocket stoves allow families to focus on more essential activities than only firewood collection.

HEALTH

Open fires emit harmful smoke, which causes respiratory diseases.

Rocket stoves eliminate smoke from kitchens and risks of smoke-related diseases, thus leading to safer cooking conditions.

How We Work

WE BUILD ROCKET STOVES FOR FAMILIES AND INSTITUTIONS

In 2018, we initiated the rocket stove campaign that has since seen the construction of 834 stoves for families and institutions. We use readily available local materials, including sawdust, termite soil, and handmade bricks. Aside from building the stoves, we also sensitize individuals on how to build them.