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DSC01439 Tending a Rocket Stove

Rocket stoves have been proven to be far more efficient than traditional stoves. Consequently, the women in these villages are being taught by Othakarhaka how to build them (with brick) and to use them. These stoves burn wood and because the fire is enclosed it burns hotter and more efficiently. It also heats up the bricks which retain that heat for long periods of time as well (allowing women to boil water, for example, without having to keep the fire burning). This saves on the amount of wood that is necessary (better for the environment) and the amount of attention needed for cooking. The lack of open flame is also safer with children around.

Othakarhaka Foundation, Mulanje District, Malawi


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Rocket stoves have been proven to be far more efficient than traditional stoves.  Consequently, the women in these villages are being taught by Othakarhaka how to build them (with brick) and to use them.  These stoves burn wood and because the fire is enclosed it burns hotter and more efficiently.  It also heats up the bricks which retain that heat for long periods of time as well (allowing women to boil water, for example, without having to keep the fire burning).  This saves on the amount of wood that is necessary (better for the environment) and the amount of attention needed for cooking.  The lack of open flame is also safer with children around.<br />
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Othakarhaka Foundation, Mulanje District, Malawi<br />
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