Safe cooking is a right denied to half of the world. Every day, 500 million women cook on stoves that burn biomass fuels ineffectively. In Haiti, charcoal constitutes almost 40% of household expenses. In India, up to 4 hours daily is spent on collecting wood and nearly the same on cooking. Smoke fills the kitchen, making eyes water and lungs burn. Soot coats the walls, pots and clothes. Annually, more than a billion ton of wood is cut around the world and as much greenhouse gases are emitted, inducing the mortality of 4.3 million women and children.
Via Jón Sallé