Cooking Stoves for Flood Victims in Pakistan

Apr 1, 2014

A Women from rural area enjoying FES Model cooking stove near Badin

Mrs. Chattan Ram enjoying cooking on new stove
Mrs. Chattan Ram enjoying cooking on new stove

A women from rural area enjoying FES Model cooking stove near New Danbaloo Badin Pakistan

A women prepared AHD model cooking stove 1 year back in her village Amershi Kolhi Union Council Hajji Sawan, Taluka Matli District Badin. During visit of Mr. Muhammad Bux Khaskheli, program manager AHD for livelihood & DRR conducted visit in her village. During visit she was cooking on her cooking stove and very happy that now her family saved from smoke and 50% reduction in wood collection from outside. She further share that their all village women using this Nadi filter and now women and children healthy and we all enjoy cooking on this stove.

We all thankful of the AHD + Global Giving providing us opportunity to learn the cooking stove and now we trained to keep maintain our cooking stove at our household level.

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Jan 7, 2014

A Lady from poor family using AHD model cooking stove near Hajji Sawan, Matli

Chapati (bread) making by Mrs. Chettam Kumari
Chapati (bread) making by Mrs. Chettam Kumari

A Lady from poor family using AHD model cooking stove near Hajji Sawan, Matli Mrs. Chettan Kumari a resident village

Arjun Kolhi. Near Matli using AHD Model Fuel Efficient Cooking Stove since last 6 months for their family, since she started cooking on this stove, she share that there is no smoke and sickness due to smoke of cooking stove in their family . She is very happy since she constructed AHD model cooking stove, Mrs. Chettan also share that their nearby families and other village families, their relatives also learn this technology and installed at their household level, we

ThankYou AHD and their women staff who facilitated and trained me GOD Bless them all

Mrs. Chettan preparing to cook Chapati and Sabzi
Mrs. Chettan preparing to cook Chapati and Sabzi
She enjoyed to make chapate and Sabze on AHD model
She enjoyed to make chapate and Sabze on AHD model
Oct 21, 2013

A Village Women, Constructed Cooking stove near Matli, Badin Sindh Pakistan

Mrs.Anita Devi using Cooking Stove near Matli
Mrs.Anita Devi using Cooking Stove near Matli

A village Women from a Hindu family, near Matli constructed Fuel Efficient Cooking stove at their home and using it since 2011.

A Women representative from a Hinud damily, residing in village Dano Kolhi near Matli district Badin since their forefathers and previously was using traditional stove which burn more wood with lot of risk of fire, smoke and more wood use for fire purposes, women colleting wood from outside on daily basis. One family daily estimate use 20 kg of wood which total 67 families living and some 1340 kg wood is been used on daily basis.

AHD staff introduced AHD model cooking stove during floods 2011 in this village all the village families learn FES cooking stove and constructed cooking stoves at their household level. Through adaptation of new fuel efficient cooking stove technology they all now saving up to 50% wood and 50% women burden reduced to collect wood form outside, women have more time to give their children and health & saving of wood 670 kg on daily basis by villagers in this village.

AHD Fuel Efficient Cooking stove brings new hope and support of women by reducing their burden to collect 50% less wood from outside, fire safety and smoke inhaling, women very happy their kitchen is very clean now and giving more time to their children now. Thanks to GlobalGiving and AHD for supporting us.

Jul 19, 2013

Mrs. Joshi Happy using AHD FES Cooking stove near Matli Badin Pakistan

AHD FES cooking stove saving 50% wood 50% time
AHD FES cooking stove saving 50% wood 50% time

Mrs. Joshi Kirshan adopted cooking stove technology for their family and happy to have safe and smoke free cooking stove at their house

Mrs. Joshi women of Kirshan residing in the village of Chotho Kolhi near Matli aged 35 years with 7 families’ members with 5 children 2 daughter and 3 sons, all sick due to using traditional stove and smoke healing in last 3 months. Mrs. Joshi used lot of amount for the medicine and become poor due to continue health issues and children sickness. She also share that for the cooking purposes she used 15 kg wood for fire on daily basis. During the month of Feb-March 2013 AHD team visited their villages and tells about the model of AHD fuel efficient cooking stove. Mrs. Joshi Kirshan learned AHD model FES cooking stove and leaned through preparation at their house. At present she very happy and using AHD model cooking stove since March 2013 and safe from fire, 50% less using wood, she happy that work load reduced and time saving as 2 dishes or stoves can be used at one time.

She installed FES cooking stove and also planted trees beside the cooking stove, she saying that now very happy as she used only 7 kg of wood for cooking purposes. Thanks AHD team for the teaching such innovative cooking stove to me and I am now very happy. Thanks GlobalGiving donors supporting us.

May 2, 2013

750 cooking stoves installed near Jacobabad Sind Pakistan

New Constructed cooking stove
New Constructed cooking stove

AHD Field office Jacobabad team Introduced Smokeless Stove in are being circulated in rural and tribal areas with the objective of introducing hassle-free cooking and a healthy environment for women in their homes

Village women using Traditional stove and facing lot of problems


Many deaths every year caused by acute lower respiratory infections, the leading causes of disease and mortality which are the offspring of indoor pollution and lung congestion caused by the use of traditional stoves emitting smoke. A majority of villagers usually cook on the earthen stove or a three brick earthen burner which over a period of time is responsible for lung disease and blurred vision.

A hut enveloped in smoke and women trying to put up with burning eyes is a common sight in village homes. The eye-sight of hundreds of women is being affected besides causing respiratory problems to them due to inhaling of smoke. On the environmental front, there is a massive consumption of firewood and carbon emissions.

After the result of AHD smokeless stove a villager destroy his traditional stove

The smokeless stove technology being promoted by AHD for the villages of U/c Mubarakpur Jecobabad District. The villagers using less firewood, besides having salutary effect on their health and eyesight. More importantly, the time saved can be utilized by them towards increasing their economic gains. The introduction of smokeless stove  had contributed to conservation of firewood, hygienic cooking atmosphere, reduction in health hazards, and cooking time and diffused deforestation.

Contributing to the Future

Any contribution you can make towards stoves or planting trees will be put into a fund so that when we are able to move forward with a building program, we are prepared.  Please choose from these option: The innovativeness of the smokeless stove program lies in the fact that it is completely localized. From the design of the stove to the method of dissemination, every step has been implemented keeping in mind the rural women’s needs. AHD  conducted a survey among rural women to understand what they want from a cook stove.


The foremost achievement of the AHD’s stove dissemination program has been its impact on the lives of several women in U/c Mubarkpur of  Jecobabad district . At one level AHD has created rural women energy entrepreneurs, giving these women a new lease of life. At another, it has made available effective smokeless stoves which reduce the drudgery that rural women face during their daily cooking. The smokeless stove initiative adopted a strategy that involved women in all aspects of dissemination.

Capacity Building

AHD provides training to rural women to construct their own smokeless stoves. AHD field team conducts trainings for 15 villages in March 2013 of U/c Mubarkpur.

Name of village with number of Beneficiary

Traditional stove used before in the area
Traditional stove used before in the area
Women & Children along with male learned FES stove
Women & Children along with male learned FES stove
Male happy to learn cooking stoves
Male happy to learn cooking stoves

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Saira Siddiqui

Women Program Manager
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan

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