== ABOUT US ==

PROBLEM OF HOUSEHOLD AIR POLLUTION

Household Air Pollution (HAP) generally caused by solid fuels used in traditional cooking methods, is responsible for over 3.8 Million premature deaths every year as per the latest WHO data. This is about 7.7% of the total global mortality.

WHAT WE DO

The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution. With its training program – the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution, SCF seeks to train the rural, migrant and tribal population.

OUR GRASS ROOT TRAINING PROGRAMME

SCF understands the success of its program can only be determined if the solution is adapted to specific cultural and social context of the regions it is working in. In light of this, SCF seeks to penetrate well in a given region.

POTENTIAL

The Smokeless Cookstove team has been working tirelessly since late 2016 taking the work into remote regions that are in desperate need of this solution.

== OUR PROJECTS ==

Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh – Flagship programme

Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh – Flagship programme in partnership by Spandan Sewa
Samaj Samiti and Glenmark Foundation. After having done a pilot for six months, In June 2018, in association with Glenmark Foundation..

Uttar Pradesh Bundlekhand

This was one of the most overwhelming experience of smokeless cook stove workshop. Done in partnership with grass roots NGO Khushi Hona, we got an in-depth background about the situation facing the communities in this geography.

Andhra Pradesh - Koduru

In the month of January 2019 SCF team travelled to Koduru at the invitation of Dr. Abraham Thomas. Koduru is a village in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. The district has over 10 villages with a total population of approximately 6000 people…

Maharashtra

Since the inception of this work, we have introduced the idea of our smokeless chulah to a handful of villages in the Districts of Palghar, Kasara and Shahpur  in Maharashtra. In Palghar’s Sajjan village we were able to train a few community members in collaboration with one of our big supporters of the project.. 

  • Khor is a beautiful village with a small population of
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team 'Khor' is a beautiful village with a small population of about 250 people in 50 house holds! Falling under Shahpur tensil in Thane, it's interestingly located on the foothills of Mahuli fort! Being a hilly area, these villagers grapple with the issue of water supply as the rain water flows away and they are unable to store it. Since they are completely dependent on a good monsoon for the entire year, these Thakur tribes are already looking nervous about the impending water shortage and a below average monsoon prediction. We will be working in this village for the next three
  • Our donut factory is up and running in the villages
    6 days ago by smokelesscookstove_team Our donut factory is up and running in the villages of Dediapada, Gujarat! We are hoping to see our Smokeless chulahs burning smokelessly for these Vasava tribes residing in Narmada district in the state of Gujarat. This project is being executed in collaboration with Sparsh Trust and Jeevan Tirth, grass roots NGO based in Gujarat.  #ngo   #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #Gujarat   #diy 
  • We started our Smokeless Cookstove training program at Khor village
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team We started our Smokeless Cookstove training program at Khor village in Shahpur, Thane! Our lead trainers  @ralph_sirius  and  @mukundarpanashram_  were able to swiftly go through the donut making process with the village women as these women are super excited for our smokeless mud chulahs! Inspite of extremely high temperatures, we were able to prepare the building blocks for 6 chulahs within a matter of few hours! Clearly, any kind of social impact solution can be effective if there is participation and acceptance from the beneficiary communities.  #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #ngo   #maharashtra 
  • We were able to install 4 chulas at the end
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team We were able to install 4 chulas at the end of second day at Khor village. Lots more house holds have kept their donuts ready and we will return to the village after a week to help them install these chulas. Our plan is to make sure that every house in this village gets a Smokeless chulah before the monsoons. We need passionate volunteers to help us with this work. If you are a Mumbai or a Thane resident, do write to us if you wish to volunteer on this project. Visit our website to check the volunteering opportunities or
  • A mud chulah holds a much deeper significance in the
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team A mud chulah holds a much deeper significance in the lives of homes who still use them for cooking! It represents culture, food and it's taste, cooking behaviours, traditions and native practices. It is a symbol of a family unit spearheaded by woman who is the master of the kitchen! Our  #smokelesscookstoverevolution  program is an effort to simply improve the efficiency of mud chulah and making it as Smokeless as possible using the principal of Rocket Stove Technology. This does not take away the essence of food being cooked on a mud chulah but surely provides relief to the women

== STORIES FROM THE FIELD ==

by Nitisha Agrawal | Jan 10, 2019 |

My nails and finger tips still bear red as I write this blog based on our experience in Koduru, Andhra Pradesh.  And in a manner speaking, I wish they remain stained red. For it’s the red of the earth that I had never seen or touched and played with. Read More

by Rhea Gupte | Feb 20, 2018 |

The condition in Chitrakoot is heartbreaking. On one side, there are lush patches of green, cultural heritages and historical landmarks, while on the other there are sufferings through malnutrition contamination and water shortage.Read More

Sometimes, travel means exploring more than what meets the eye, and giving back to the destination.

They say that travel opens up new horizons, helping you see the world in a different light, and when you come back home.. Read More

Nitisha Agrawal lives with the Korku tribe of Central India and writes about their little known culture and lifestyle.

There are two kinds of travellers in my reserved opinion. The first will meticulously plan their trips based on numerous hours spent on Tripadvisor and Google searches… READ MORE

VOLUNTEER WITH US

We are on an exciting journey with Smokeless Cookstove Revolution. This journey takes us on a road to work with and explore the cultures and homes of some of the most beautiful and exclusive communities residing in sometimes remote and breath taking locations in India. As our scope of work is rapidly expanding, we often need extra set of hands to help out with various activities. Join the “Revolution”.

OUR MISSION

Household Air Pollution is an epidemic of astronomical proportions, affecting almost half of the world’s population. Our mission is to effect transformation by empowering those who need this technology to take it, use it, modify it, improve on it, monetise it and most of all… share it. You can be a part of the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution by supporting us with your time, energy, skills and passion.

== SMOKELESS COOKSTOVE REVOLUTION TEAM ==

Nitisha | Director

Nitisha heads up the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation as Director and is actively involved with various aspects of the training programs. She studied Sustainable Development and Solutions from Columbia University​, Earth Institute​ and thirsts for working towards conservation and protecting the environment. Based in Mumbai, she has her bags packed all the time ready for field assignments with the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution.

FULL BIO HERE

Russell | Mentor

Russell developed the Himalayan Rocket Stove project as a result of many years traveling in the Himalayas noticing deforestation and various climate related changes. He also came up with the recipe for the Smokeless Chulha which is being rolled out by the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation. Based in Australia and working in India, he juggles his life and work between the 2 countries, so email or Whatsapp is usually the best way to reach him.

The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution.

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