More than 60% of the population of India uses firewood for cooking. That is 170 million families who depend on a quickly depleting resource. People would often walk an average of 3 hours a day to collect it or spend a third of their annual income to obtain it.
This project disseminates cleaner, more efficient stoves which consume considerably less wood to help solve these problems. The cookstoves are durable, affordable, clean energy stoves that help families to breath healthier air, spend less time and money on cooking fuel, place smaller demand on forests and emit fewer greenhouse gases.