18% of all deaths of children under five in El Salvador are attributed to respiratory infection often caused by smoke in the home. Millions of children all over the world die from smoke inhalation in developing countries every year.
WASTE TIME & MONEY
Wood costs the average poor family up to 25% of their income. Gathering wood can consume up to 20% of a person’s time.
RAVAGE THE ENVIRONMENT
Ravage the environment. Open cooking fires use much more wood than necessary. Deforestation has led to soil erosion, crop and water table damage, and fatal mudslides.
Open Fire Stoves
of heat is lost
home with smoke
of children die due to smoke inhalation
use wood for cooking
decrease in family income