Uganda's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. An overreliance on wood for cooking and heating contributes to the country's massive deforestation. Over 96% of rural households in Uganda depend on firewood for cooking and heating through the use of traditional three-stone fires. This traditional cooking method isn't just bad for the nation's forests—it is harmful to the environment inside of the home. Three stone fires expose women and children to smoke-laden kitchens, causing respiratory illnesses.
Fortunately, there is an inexpensive alternative to this traditional cooking method. Since 2010, Organic Perspectives has distributed Envirofit G330 smokeless, fuel-efficient woodstoves to rural households throughout Uganda. These fuel-efficient stoves use up to 60% less wood, reduce cooking time and fuel costs by 50%, and reduce harmful emissions by as much as 80%.
Organic Perspectives is dedicated to improving the health of the Ugandan people and Uganda's forests. In fact, Organic Perspectives has pledged to plant between 1 and 2 million trees within the year. Replacing traditional cooking methods with clean, fuel-efficient stoves will help preserve these new trees while providing a safer home environment for Uganda's women and children.
You can help. Your $20 donation buys 1/2 a stove, and just $40.00 covers the cost of a brand new smokeless stove.
Organic Perspectives aims to protect the environment, promote food security, and enhance rural smallholder farmers' incomes through sustainable and economically viable agriculture. Our mission is to engage smallholder farmers in protecting forests, adopting organic gardening techniques, and the use of modern household energy for sustainable livelihoods.
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