Image from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
While researching “Give a Little,” one of the most shocking things I learned was how many people suffer severe health effects and injuries related to the ways they cook, heat and light their living space. As with water in so many areas, children and women in developing countries spend countless hours collecting fuel sources such as wood, dung, charcoal and kerosene, which are toxic to breath, particularly when used in poorly ventilated areas, and harmful to the environment through their emissions and the deforestation caused by the use of wood for fuel.
The link below leads to an excellent article explaining this problem that affects about half of the world’s population. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is working to address clean cooking and offers ways for you to get involved.