Around 500,000 women lose their lives every year while cooking for their families.

According to a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation, 145 million Indian households are still dependent on traditional cooking stoves (chulhas) for their daily cooking.

Women who cook on these chulhas are completely oblivious of the ill effects of these stoves. The smoke emitted from these chulhas do not bother them in most cases, as they look at it as something which subsides with time, and most of the rural women have grown up seeing their mothers experiencing this smoke every day.

We at CARE India are working towards creating awareness, affordability, access and availability of modern cook stoves among women from marginalised communities. Cooking on modern cook stoves can provide relief to them and save them from the daily intake of smoke which is leading to many women dying of lung diseases.

We are seeking your support to save lives of mothers, wives and sisters who are not even aware that they are slowly dying every day.

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