Green Pakistan by Plant a Tree & Install FES Stove

by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
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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.

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

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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Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Location: Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Project Leader:
Khurshid Bhatti
President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan
$6,303 raised of $34,500 goal
 
175 donations
$28,197 to go
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