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Dec 23, 2019

Indoor pollution affected to women and child healh

Massive winds accompanied by hailstorms and rain struck harmful to many peoples as high speed wind tore down houses, flipped vehicles and toppled trees and electricity poles. Houses have been reduced to rubble. Trees, utility poles and even underground water pumps have been uprooted. People are facing difficulty finding food, medicine, shelter and drinking water and crops have been damaged, threatening people's livelihood. The storm has damaged hundreds of houses, electric pylons, while uprooted trees have obstructed the roads and highways.

Many People houses are damaged and destroyed so that they are cooking food in public place or in open place due to loses of kitchen room and houses. They couldn't afford to  buy gas cylinder or new technology for cooking food. They are cooking food on the fires pump, homemade stove which produces lot of smokes and very difficult for  cooking food. These cooking practices are inefficient, use fuel woods and technologies  that produce high level of air and smoke pollution witha range of health damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate into the lungs. Because of these traditional practices of cooking(cooking from the use of fuel wood) needs more kg of fuel wood, more time taking for cooking and smoke pollution for cooker and children resulting respiratory diseases. Exposure is particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time near the domestic health.

MRC Nepal has been organized 2 events training where 21female and 4 male   in 1st slot and 22 and 5 male in 2nd slot participated in portable cook stove training at Simra and Bara. The trainings were facilitated by MRC staff. Awareness raising, capacity building, increase access to concerned offices, coping mechanism and disaster risk reduction measures were the topics dealt in the training.

Coordination with relevant stakeholders has been continued for further support and effective use of support.

A total 61 portable cook stoves has been supported for 61 families. It helped to save fuel wood consumption by 40%, save time and reduces the risk of indoor pollution resulting improving health of women and children. 

   Key features of cook stove which is provided to community members.

  • Efficiency 30.29%
  • Safe money up  to 60%
  • Save time and effort up to 50%
  • Easy to use: No blow pipe required
  • Flexibility: Portable safe and easy to carry and relocate
  • Healthy cooking: Reduce smoke up  to 80% Retain the natural traditional cooking taste\

     Figure 1 Facilitation in PCS training in Simra

      Figure 2 Facilitation in PCS training in Bara

Nov 19, 2019

Project Report of Minimize indoor smoke pollution

Achievement:

PCS -1 distribution

A total of 160 PCS have been supported in last 3 months period.800 people have been benefitted directly and indirectly .People are being more aware about pollution so demand of PCS has been increased. In rural area people are more benefitted as they are rely on fuel wood.

Similarly, MRC Nepal imparted 1 day training on minimizing indoor pollution in 3 slots in Chitwan district where 120 women participated in the training. The main objective was to increased awareness of family members. If women are educated family also educated. Children are closer with mother so it’s the matter of children health.

Program monitoring
Monitoring is a regular phenomenon. MRC Nepal conducted monitoring of PCS as usual process. Cold season is just started so people use more in cold season. In hot season its use is comparatively low. People have preferred electric stove one which is easy to operate and minimize the time as well. The trend of using gas stove is being increased and women feel comfort.


Main Activity Progress

1 Activities: Distribution of portable cook stove-1

Date and Venue:  September, 2019 to November, 2019 in Makwanpur, Chitwon, Tanahun and Bara Districts.

Objective of the activity: Minimize the indoor smoke pollution

Remarks:   

Activities : Increase awareness among the community people towards adopting the environment friendly technology for cooking


Date and Venue:  September, 2019 to November, 2019 in Makwanpur, Chitwon, Tanahun and Bara Districts.


Objective of the activity: Increase awareness among the community people towards adopting the environment friendly technology for cooking

Oct 16, 2019

Save the victim affected by flood in Nepal

The heavy rain trigger landslide in hills and huge amount of water in the rivers flowing to plain which has affected lives & livelihood of people including loss of productive land & property. Overflow of water byrain fall harmful to many peoples as high speed of water tore down houses, flipped vehicles and toppled trees and electricity poles. Houses have been reduced to rubble. Trees, utility poles and even underground water pumps have been uprooted. People are facing difficulty finding food, medicine, shelter and drinking water and crops have been damaged, threatening people's livelihood.  

Many People houses are damaged and destroyed so that they are cooking food in public place or in open place due to looses of kitchen room and houses. They couldn't afford to  buy gas cylinder or new technology for cooking food. They are cooking food on the fires pump, home made stove which produces lot of smokes and very difficulty for  cooking food. These cooking practices are inefficient, use fuel woods and technologies  that produce high level of air and smoke pollution with a range of health damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate into the lungs. Because of these traditional practices of cooking(cooking from the use of fuel wood) needs more kg of fuel wood, more time taking for cooking and smoke pollution for cooker and children resulting respiratory diseases. Exposure is particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time near the domestic health.

 Flood victims and people are living in miserable situation and need humanitarian support for their recovery so thatIn this connection MRC Nepal has been distributed improved portable cook stove to victim families for cooking food everywhere in safe places which save fuel wood consumption by 40%,save time and reduces the risk of smoke pollution resulting improving health.

Total price of cook stove is NRs.4345(USD 38)

Discount=1738 (up to 40%) Eqv.USD 15

Paid=2607 (up to 60%) Eqv.USD 23

 Total Distributed=62 Family

Total Amount = 62*2607=161,634.(Nepali currency)

   Key features of cook stove which is provided to community members.

  • Efficiency 30.29%
  • Safe money up  to 60%
  • Save time and effort up to 50%
  • Easy to use: No blow pipe required
  • Flexibility: Portable safe and easy to carry and relocate
  • Healthy cooking: Reduce smoke up  to 80% Retain the natural traditional cooking taste

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