In tea and coffee growing regions many people cook on traditional indoor fires.
Unfortunately, these indoor fires cause a multitude of problems for those who use them. The main issue is the smoke they generate which is dangerous to breathe — especially when the fires are used day in-day out.
They also force people to spend hours every week gathering firewood or paying for it from their limited income.
Open cooking fires put pressure on the environment too. They’re a driver for deforestation, and they pump large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That’s why we’re helping to provide better alternatives to our farmers as part of our move to carbon neutrality.