Trees have all but disappeared in the southern belt of Nepal known as the Terai. Firewood is very costly while half the population lives on less than USD 2 per day. Improved cookstoves were distributed throughout Nepal but women and children continued to be exposed to hazardous smoke and soot. More specifically in the town of Pokhara, urban slumdwellers and villagers often reside in one-room homes, with minimal ventilation as to retain heat. Stoves are often constructed from mud. Since January 2010, Prakti’s implementation partner Child Welfare Scheme (CWS) has field-piloted 75 Prakti chimney stoves in both urban and rural settings around Pokhara. Community satisfaction is tremendous with cooks appreciating the high reduction in cooking and cleaning time as much as the fuel savings—average monthly fuel savings are reported to amount to USD 10.90 (796 Nepalese rupees per month). In collaboration with CWS and the Pokhara Chamber of Industry, a vocational training center trained a few of its graduates to assemble stoves. The training was successful, laying the foundations for the local assembly of stoves in the future.