The Clean Stove Project
Arunachal Pradesh, India
In remote and impoverished areas of Himalayan India,
One of the causes of suffering for these villagers is the damage wrought by the traditional open fires that they burn constantly in the middle of their one-room huts.
Here is the good news:
During the Spring of 2014, the first 15 stoves were manufactured, delivered, and installed in the 15 huts that constitute the village of Yabab.
The village of Sherbang was next. In the Summer of 2014, stoves were manufactured, delivered, and installed for all 22 families.
Plans are already underway for 2015. The village of Lurbin has 15 families, and all will receive their stoves this Spring. The village of Tekshe has 20 families, and their stoves will be delivered and installed this Summer.
After these first four villages, 50 remain. The sequence of deliveries will be to increasingly remote villages. In fact, the later deliveries will be to villages that cannot be reaches by road; their stoves will have to be delivered by yak.
We believe that each of these stoves will be life changing.
Each stove costs $150 to manufacture, deliver, and install.
You can help.
Other TBCA Projects Completed in 2014
In addition to the Clean Cookstove Project, other projects that TBCA funded in 2014 were:
- completed the construction and furnishing of TBCA's first project: a large addition to the Bodong (Porong Pelmo Choeding) Monastery in Kathmandu, including classrooms, living quarters, dining room, and kitchen
- equipped the new kitchen at the Bodong monastery school in Kathmandu
- celebrated the inauguration of the addition to the Bodong (Porong Pelmo Choeding) Monastery in Kathmandu
- brought medical care to the rural poor
- provided monthly support for elderly poor in Arunachal Pradesh
- provided winter jackets for Tibetan teachers
- contributed to the schooling, room and board of students at the Bodong monastery in Kathmandu
- provided support, medical care, continuing education and training for young men at the Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara, Nepal