Mrs. Zvidzai is protecting her family from deadly health problems by building a rocket stove and taking her cooking outside.
Most families in rural Zimbabwe cook over open fires indoors, creating an extremely toxic environment that causes women and children to suffer dangerous lung, heart and eye diseases. Experts say that household air pollution results in more disability and death than all other environmental causes including contaminated water and poor sanitation, and causes more premature deaths than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.1
Bopoma Villages' team teaches communities simple low-cost ways they can dramatically improve their health and get on a path out of poverty to self-reliance. This is just one. Learn more.
1 Hawken, Paul. (Ed.). (2017). Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. New York, New York. Penguin Books.