"Now that I have a Salama Stove, cooking takes a lot less time and I do not have to breath in anymore bad smoke. And because the stove is raised off the ground and the sides don’t get hot, I don’t have to worry about my children getting burned.”
Janet Mwikali Nzidka
WHY WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS
Since SALAMA STOVE started it's Stove Donation Project in 2015, we've managed to change the lives of over 50 families by giving them a new SALAMA STOVE.
FAMILIES who had already suffered the tragedy of a burned child, from open fires in their home.
FAMILIES who now have a stove which not only costs less to run, cooks more quickly and pollutes the air less, but one which is helping prevent the trauma of children in the family getting burned.
We've also changed the lives of a further 39 families by supplying SALAMA STOVES at cost price.
In rural Kenya, most homes are still using traditional open fire cooking methods, often without fully understanding the risks.
WE HAVE A BIG JOB TO DO
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
We've done the groundwork, understood the solution Kenyans wanted, developed a safer, healthier, economical and efficient stove, sorted the logistics, built a great team - we are ready.
READY TO HELP MORE FAMILIES
SALAMA STOVES REDUCE:
RISKS from air pollutants (smoke and fumes) which can cause respiratory diseases, eye problems and cancer.
RISKS from the dangers of having open fires, at floor level where small hands and feet can fall or touch hot liquids.
RISKS from the tragic combination of unattended open fires with unattended children.
WHAT KENYANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR SALAMA STOVE
“The stove has changed our lives. We are healthier and we also save money on fuel. I wish we had always had one.”
“I feel much safer having this stove in the house, as I know the children cannot get burned on it”
"It’s a good stove and will help prevent future burns on my children."
"It is off the ground and very safe for my child."
JOIN IN OUR STOVE DONATION PROJECT BY DONATING
Our Stove Donation Project, aims to bring relief to families who's children have already suffered a major burn injury. We find these families through our links with local hospital burn units. Currently we are working with Rift Valley Provincial Hospital in Nakuru.
The cheaper running costs of the SALAMA STOVE go some small way towards alleviating the financial burden of caring for an injured child.
The whole family benefits from reduced air pollution from fumes and smoke.
Children are less at risk from burns because the stove is raised off the ground and insulated, making burns less likely.
Most of the families who are eligible for a stove through our Stove Donation Project are living in areas where the traditional three-stone fire or open jiko are the only means of cooking. They are often living in areas which are off the grid and living on very low incomes with few affordable alternatives.
Even if the cooking is done in an outbuilding 'kitchen' - often the smaller children will be with mum, while she cooks, exposing the children to the potential dangers of the open fires, especially after cooking has finished and the fire continues to be a danger.
For the families who qualify for a donated stove or who those who can afford to buy one - the SALAMA STOVE is life changing.
HELP US TO DONATE MORE SALAMA STOVES
TO HELP MORE KENYAN FAMILIES
Salama Stove strives to make the safest, most durable and efficient wood stoves in East Africa. We have spent years researching different solutions and working with local stove experts to design a stove that meets the needs of families in rural Kenya. The result is a stove that consumes less, cooks faster and is safer for the whole family.
WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR
IF NOTHING IS DONE CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE TO BE AT RISK OF BURNS FROM OPEN FIRES & FAMILIES WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER THE EFFECTS OF BREATHING IN SMOKE AND FUMES
HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP
This year we are going to do more to link donors with specific families who receive the stoves they have donated monies for. This is likely to be in the form of email updates on delivery, installation and hopefully photos. We want to show you where your money goes. This applies specifically to the $150 & $250 contributions. If you would rather not get this kind of follow through then please donate using the donate another amount button below.
WE THANK YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT
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Salama Stove is a 501(c)(3) organization
Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.
Where we operate in rural Kenyan the traditional 3 stone fire or jiko continue to be the main options for cooking. Both choices leave exposed embers and flames near the ground where children run around and both produce smoke and fumes inside the room where cooking takes place. Even if the house has a outer building for cooking, the small children will often be with mum while she is cooking. Families get so used to the daily smoke from fires, they often don't realise how it's impacting on their families health until it stops.