IN KENYA, THE HEALTH OF 36 MILLION PEOPLE IS NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY EXPOSURE TO SMOKE AND BURN INJURIES CAUSED BY TRADITIONAL OPEN FIRE COOKING METHODS.
Salama Stoves is a Non-Profit Organization providing safer cooking solutions in rural Kenya.
The Salama Stove project has researched and developed a locally made stove solution which delivers on improved safety and air quality, while at the same time reducing fuel use and cooking time.
OUR VISION IS TO SEE A REDUCTION IN HEALTH ISSUES COMING FROM COOKING WITH TRADITIONAL OPEN FIRES. IN PARTICULAR WE WANT TO SEE A REDUCTION IN SERIOUS BURNS SUFFERED BY YOUNG CHILDREN
At Salama Stoves we believe that everyone has the right to lead a healthy, productive and safe life. But for low income rural families in Kenya this can be a challenge, especially when families are using traditional three-stone or other open fire methods for cooking. Meaning that these families can suffer from a range of problems relating to air pollution from cooking on open fires indoors and also young children are at constant risk of burn injuries from the fires or cooking pots.
Salama Stoves is particularly interested in helping the families of children, in rural Kenya, who have suffered burn injuries from open fires in the home. These children often can't go to school and require costly long term care, and can become an economic burden on their families. It's these families who are are the primary target for our donated Salama Stoves project. We are working closely with the doctors and nurses in burn units in Kenya, to be able to identify such families. Currently (2016) we are working with Rift Valley Provincial Hospital in Nakuru.
WE WOULD LOVE FOR EVERY FAMILY IN KENYA TO HAVE ACCESS TO ECONOMIC, CLEAN AND SAFE COOKING SOLUTIONS.
WE SEE THE SALAMA STOVE AS HAVING AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN THAT JOURNEY.
OUR GOAL IS ALSO TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE JOBS AROUND THE MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATION OF SALAMA STOVES.