Construction of a Kitchen and Installation of Fuel-Efficient Stoves at Ayalagaya Secondary School
Smoke-induced diseases are a major cause of mortality in rural Tanzania.
Karimu built a kitchen with three large fuel-efficient stoves to counter one of the world’s most lethal environmental health risks. According to the World Health Organization, smoke-induced diseases are responsible for the deaths of 4.3 million people per year—more deaths than are caused by malaria or tuberculosis. These respiratory diseases are a major cause of mortality in rural Tanzania.
Cooks are no longer in danger of contracting lung disease from cooking over open fires in an enclosed space
Students are no longer in danger of contracting lung disease from exposure to open fires
Students now have breakfast every morning
Improving nutrition and school performance
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