Respiratory disease is a major cause of death in Nepal and burns are common, particularly among the smaller children. Cooking was traditionally done on open fires in a hole in the kitchen floor.

The new stoves provide a source of heat and a place to cook but the smoke is removed from the house via the chimney. A smokeless stove changes a whole family’s life giving them a smoke and fire free living area.

We aim to build a smokeless stove in all 800 houses in Aruchour. Each stove costs about £5.50 to install.