Three billion people worldwide depend on solid fuels for cooking. Walk into one of their homes and the need for clean-burning cookstoves immediately becomes clear. As a woman cooks over a traditional fire, she and her children breathe air thick with smoke. Indoor air pollution is responsible for four million deaths per year. The smoke inhaled in homes like these is equivalent to two packs of cigarettes per day. For these families, there is no alternative; breathing toxic air is the only way to eat.
Prakti stoves reduce indoor air pollution by up to 90 percent, allowing the world’s poor to live dramatically cleaner and healthier lives, without changing the foods they eat, their cooking methods, or fuels they use.