Nepal is a mountainous country challenged by its inherent topography and socioeconomic conditions; nearly one fourth of its population live below the poverty line. Household Air Pollution (HAP) is one of the biggest causes of premature deaths globally. In rural areas, especially remote and poor communities of Nepal, solid biomass fuel burning in the kitchens with inefficient cook stoves has posed a threat to not just health but also the atmosphere.
The project enables the distribution on a wide scale of efficient clean-burning cookstoves, improving the health outcomes of participating households. The clean-burning cookstoves reduce the use of biomass by as much as 2/3rds. This project is implemented in several districts of Nepal.