Keep the Fire Burning: Life Before the EcoStoves

Ceilings and walls are covered with thick layers of creosote.  Lingering smoke makes it hard to see and even harder to breathe, causing long-term respiratory problems.

Inefficient open fires use too much wood and cook too slowly, requiring all day to cook even the simplest meals.  There’s never enough wood, and never enough time to do anything but haul wood to keep the fire burning.

Non-vented stove leaves black walls and ceilings

Young boy hauls wood before school

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