One of the big problems here in a lot of homes in villages is the cooking situation. A lot of people cook over an open fire, which happens to be in their one room house. So that means that the family is breathing in the smoke constantly. I have been in many homes where the walls and ceiling are covered in soot. The open fire is also a hazard for toddlers as they often fall into the fire being burned severely.
Our goal is to be able to install efficient wood burning stoves in all the homes in a village, which is about 60-70 stoves.
These stoves vent the smoke out of the house and it is difficult to get burnt on them. They also use a lot less wood to cook on cutting down on wood gathering everyday.
An average family is not able to afford the full purchase price of one of these stoves on their own.
One stove is $200…if your team can raise money for 20 stoves we will be helping out a large portion of a village and we can install them while you are here. This also gives us the opportunity to get into their homes and share the gospel with them.
If an individual or family would like to purchase a stove for a family we can also install them for you.