== 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.. 

  • Heres the hardworking team at our mentor enterprise head quarters
    11 hours ago by smokelesscookstove_team Here's the hardworking team at our mentor enterprise head quarters  @himalayanrocketstove  We at Smokeless Cookstove Foundation are working towards an efficient way of running a Not for Profit set up together with our social enterprise. Our objective is to bring maximum value for the marginalised communities dealing with the issue of indoor pollution.  @khukrii   @chozangnamgial   @nitishaagrawal   @tenzinyaktrak   @russell .the.rocketman  #ngo   #pollution   #smokelesscookstoverevolution 
  • Its chulah making day for us at Sakva village in
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team It’s chulah making day for us at Sakva village in Dediapada! We are overwhelmed by the hospitality and love of these people belonging to Vasava Tribes! Life full of hardship but heart full of love!  #tribal   #gujarat   #smokelesscookstoverevolution 
  • A lot of people write to us asking about our
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team A lot of people write to us asking about our projects in their own regions or state due to language issue! In our team of Mavericks, none of us speak Gujarati and understanding this tribal dialect is a tough ask! But we sailed through our training program despite the language barrier! This is thanks to our local coordinators whom we call grass roots warrior! Sumitra and Manisha in the picture now making our chulah and thanks to them, we were able to have a wonderful and interactive four days in Sakva Village of Dediapada in Gujarat.  #gujarat   #tribal   #diy 
  • Hands that nurture lives also build chulahs! Lets give them
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team Hands that nurture lives also build chulahs! Let’s give them the Smokeless chulahs! Our Day 2 at Sakva village in Dediapada, Gujarat! Great enthusiasm and super participation from the women belonging to lesser known Vasava tribes!!!!  #gujarat   #tribal   #ngo   #smokelesscookstoverevolution 
  • Mother Earth smokelesscookstoveteam training program! At Vasava village Dediapada in
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team ‘Mother Earth’  @smokelesscookstove_team  training program! At Vasava village, Dediapada in Gujarat! Picture shot by our volunteer photographer - Shad Fatima  #smokelesscookstoverevolution 

== 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

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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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