Low-Smoke Cooking Environment

July 2018, Mozambique

Develop a low-cost stove that produced little or no smoke; or an efficient extractor system that can be coupled to current cooking methods.

Smoke is the main cause of cataracts and respiratory diseases in rural Mozambique, this comes as a result of using charcoal and wood to cook in closed homes with little ventilation. Thus Helvetas has proposed a two sided project: a low-cost extractor mechanism for these cooking environments; or the development of a stove that produces negligible amounts of harmful smoke.

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Cabo Delgado, Mozambique