Your donation of $100 will pay for the delivery of a clean cookstove to a family in the Himalayas and improve the life of that family forever.
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about making a positive difference in the world by devoting your resources and
your time to causes you believe in. In my case, I like to support causes where
'a lot of good comes from a little bit of good,' or, in other words, where the
positive social returns vastly exceed the amount of time and money invested."
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United Nations-backed 'Clean Cookstove' initiative to save lives.
A United Nations-backed intervention involving clean cookstoves holds the
promise of saving lives, uplifting health, improving environments,
reducing deforestation, empowering local entrepreneurs, speeding development,
and helping to stem global climate change. (Read the full press release.)
Our Mission The Himalayan Stove Project is dedicated to preserving the Himalayan
environment and improving the health of the people living in the trans-Himalayan
region. We provide clean cookstoves to individuals and families living in the Himalayas who now cook
with traditional, rudimentary cookstoves or over open fire pits inside their homes,
consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to
dangerously unhealthy levels. Our goal is to deliver 10,000 clean
cookstoves within five years.
The Issue - Indoor Air
Pollution Nearly three billion people cook their meals on primitive indoor cookstoves
or over open fire pits fueled by crop waste, wood, coal or dung. Every
year, according to the United Nations, smoke from these stoves, indoor air
pollution (IAP), kills 1.9 million people who contract lung and heart disease or
experience complications from low birth weight. Women and children
comprise 85% of these deaths due to their increased exposure in their homes.
The use of clean cookstoves can help alleviate this problem.
Believe. We believe in a streamlined organization. We are all volunteers and
our overhead is minimal. We follow the model of Ed Hillary and pay all our
own travel expenses and related costs. All donations go directly to
purchasing and delivering clean cookstoves.