COOK STOVE CHALLENGE; BANGLADESH
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Efficient, clean-burning cook stoves.
Learn more about the Cook Stove Challenge and how clean cook stoves reduce health and safety risks, lower fuel expenses, and help reduce poverty.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
In rural and slum areas, families in Bangladesh confront large amounts of indoor air pollution caused by choice of cooking fuel, cooking location, construction material, and poor ventilation. Exposure to such indoor air pollution leads to harmful diseases like tuberculosis, asthma, and other respiratory diseases and disproportionately affect women and children. In Bangladesh, more than 90% of the total population uses biomass fuel for cooking and other heating purposes. The health burden of indoor air pollution exposure in the country is one of the largest in the world.
Unnoti will work with a local manufacturer of efficient cook stoves and sell these within the rural district of Comilla at an affordable price (about half the price of similar cook stoves on the market). The team will conduct surveys and awareness raising activities within the community.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Reach 300 households in 5 villages during the pilot
- Distribute 250 stoves during the pilot
- Benefit 500 people during the pilot
- Reach 35 households across 12 villages by the end of year 1
- Distribute 1,000 cook stoves by the end of year 1
- Benefit 3,000 people by the end of year 2
Tanjima Hoque - Managing Director
Shah Md. Nasir Rahat - Marketing Director
Md. Intisher Rahman - Human Resources Director
Maheen Absar Neha - Exeutive Director