Across the globe, thousands of people cook their meals on highly toxic stoves in unventilated buildings. The high smoke levels mean thousands of people, especially women and children fall ill every year.
At the Himalayan Permaculture Centre in Nepal, workshops take place to teach people how to create improved stoves.
This training video explains the benefits of an improved stove design, by comparing it to the 'traditional stove': a metal tripod or mud structure with an open fire underneath, which many people in the world use to warm their homes and cook their meals.
"The Himalayan Permaculture Centre promotes locally tested permaculture techniques in these communities because they belief that "small inputs of appropriate technology and appropriate education" can make a real difference."
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