Appropriate cooking technology is critical in effective school and child feeding programs.

Improved Stoves

The most typical stove used in the developing world is an open wood fire with three large rocks or boulders. These stoves consume scarce firewood, fill rooms with dangerous fumes, contribute to greenhouse gases and lead to deforestation — one cause of food insecurity. Compounding the problem, when sufficient wood is unavailable, people may under-cook food.

Your help to purchase and assemble or construct fuel-efficient school stoves interrupts this debilitating trend. Our sponsorship programs raise money from volunteers to help ensure funding for fuel-efficient stoves. You may train local people to manage and maintain new stoves and help establish nurseries and plant wood lots. You can be more effective than you imagine.