High altitude fuel efficient stove
Location: Lumsa, Gernapur, Mulkarka and Narjing villages – Solu Khumbu
Beneficiaries: 173 households / 665 people
Objective: To install fuel efficient high altitude stoves
Cooking at an open fire, Mulkarka Solu Khumbu
Details: The communities applied to NAFA for assistance in purchasing these metallic stoves. These stoves burn wood more efficiently than the open fires they traditionally use. This will help them to reduce their firewood consumption. The stoves have a built-in chimney which helps to keep the room smoke free and reduce chest and eye infections.
This is a daily chore for some villagers
Outcome: The applications were approved by NAFA and the villagers ordered the quantities they required from a Government approved supplier in Kathmandu. All stoves have now been installed and we have had reports that they are working well and the rooms are significantly less smoky. NAFA members will check on these in early 2015 and report on their effectiveness in the home.