The World Health Organization reports that 4 million people die prematurely from household air pollution every year. Most deaths are caused by inhaling smoke from open-fire cooking stoves. Fuel-efficient, vented stoves provide families a safe way to prepare food and alleviate serious respiratory infections and diseases that mostly affect women and children. These stoves also significantly reduce the fuel required and the amount of time women spend collecting wood to cook their family meals. Your gift will provide the materials required to construct one stove, which will last a family a lifetime.