Cooking stoves

smoke-free living

cooking stoves Family by wood fire Sailung Nepal 2019
In the smoke in the "kitchen"
In November 2019, Jan Post visited Nepal on behalf of the Ton Memorial School Sailung Foundation. He was soon confronted with the local custom of lighting a wood fire indoors for cooking and heating the house. This is done without a discharge pipe, as a result of which the room in question is filled with smoke. Jan quickly experienced the consequences of this smoke. Even after returning to the Netherlands, he still coughed for a while and had respiratory problems.

In families that were visited during the stay and where the water for tea was boiled on the wood fire inside, Jan went to enjoy the view outside after about 10 minutes. This to avoid the smoke inside. Much worse is that the children of these families are also in the smoke. The result is that many children in Sailung have lung and eye problems and growth disorders. These health problems also limit the children's learning ability at school. Better health will also give these children better school performance because they have more energy.

 

Cooking stoves Mother with baby by open fire
warm up the baby by cooking fire

Research from the World Health Organization has shown that in poorly ventilated open-fire living spaces, particulate matter concentrations are 100-fold the accepted level set by the organization. The smoke from the fire place is also rich in carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, formaldehyde, benzene and many other toxic organic components.

Now there have been a number of initiatives from various charities to develop smoke-free cooking stoves. With such a stove, traditional dishes can be cooked and baked and a water supply is heated during the burning. The smoke is led out through a chimney.

Baking Nepal flat bread on cooking stove
bake flat bread on closed cooking stove
cooking stoves photo producer Khatmandu e1589831319562
stock stoves at producer

An additional advantage of the stove is that as a whole it burns much more efficiently and half the amount of firewood is sufficient. We would like to provide all children in Sailung, and certainly the children who visit the school, with a smoke-free home.

Our goal for the coming years is that we also give all new Sailung children, as well as children from the nearby region, a home without smoke. The cooking stove donations therefore have a great impact on the health of the children and the future of the region.

The purchase and transport of a smoke-free cooking stove costs € 125, -

Your donation is very welcome.

Because the foundation is ANBI certified, you can get part of the gift back through tax. This depends on whether it is a one-off or a periodic donation.

Summary part 1 stove project photo report of the installation of the first 13 cooking stoves donated via the Foundation in January 2020.

Stove project Sailung Intergas photo report (distorted) 2nd installation project of 35 stoves thanks to the sponsor INTERGAS 

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