Healthy cookers

A woman cooking beans on a wood-burning stoveSmoke from a stove filling a wooden shackA new stove in a poor houseSmoke exiting a house through a chimneyA happy woman with her new stove

Many Nicaraguan families cook their food on open wood fires, which fill their homes with smoke and lead to an increased incidence of respiratory disease. This method of cooking also uses a large amount of wood and so is either expensive to run, or time-consuming for those who have to collect their wood from nearby trees.

SIFT has sourced cookers which reduce the risks of respiratory disease by removing the smoke from homes through a chimney. They also use less wood than traditional cooking methods, freeing up time and resources for other uses.

We have introduced these new cookers to 40 families on the island of Ometepe. They are thrilled with the results and their neighbours are already asking how they can get one of these cookers for themselves!

How to buy a cooker

£100 will provide a new, healthier, cooker to a family on Ometepe. You can either donate online or send a cheque (made payable to SIFT) to 1 Harepath Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RP.  Whichever option you choose, please mention that your gift is for a cooker.

SIFT’s other health projects

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