An amazing statistic. Over 3 billion people in Developing countries use open fires for cooking, contributing to millions of tons of CO2 being released into the atmosphere, deforestation, and, millions of deaths per year from smoke inhalation, not to mention  horrific burns injuries. Poverty is the major driver here. StoveTeam International has installed over 78000  fuel- efficient stoves, thus reducing emissions, and improving safety in the homes of many at a cost of $100/stove.
StoveTeam International is a not-for-profit organisation founded by a U.S. Rotarian, Nancy Sanford Hughes. They estimate 20 million need to be installed!
The recent presentation to our club certainly piqued our interest. Stay tuned!
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