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Can a Simple Stove Really Change the World?

Preparing food can be dangerous. The World Health Organization calls cooking “a threat to the lives of the great majority” of the world’s population because so few households have a proper stove, instead cooking indoors over open flame. In many pa… Continue reading

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Dangerous Effects of Cooking Over Open Fires

One half of the world cooks on open fires. Almost everyone in Northern Uganda cooks on open fires. Smoke from open fires leads to constant eye irritation, scarring and blindness. Particulates in smoke and other emissions irritate the lungs causing… Continue reading

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We’re Upgrading Our Rocket Stove

We’ve making improvements to our classic six-brick Rocket Stove to give the stove consistency and better performance. By installing an simple iron ring on top of the stove, we’re able to create a proper, consistent gap for any sized pot. In the pi… Continue reading

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Stoves Change Lives. Help Us Change More!

There are about 3,500 people in Rwot Obilo, or about 350 families families. We have been working to distribute two stoves to each family. So far, we’ve helped about one hundred families. To complete the stove project, we need to raise another $6,0… Continue reading

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Open Fires Are Like Chain Smoking

Did you know that roughly 3 billion people worldwide use open fires to prepare their meals? Did you know that preparing food over an open fire is equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes a day for anyone standing in the hut where the fire is burning? D… Continue reading

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What do Aid Africa and Julia Roberts have in common?

Aid Africa and Julia Roberts are both very concerned about the millions of people who are dying every year due to deadly smoke from unsafe and inefficient cook stoves. Open fires are the primary means of cooking for nearly 3 billion people in deve… Continue reading

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What’s So Important About Aid Africa?

Dear Friends, I’m getting on the plane today to go to Uganda. Why do I go? What compels me? Here are just a couple of reasons I found at the Project for Clean Indoor Air Conference I attended in Peru two weeks ago. They are couple of simple things… Continue reading

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