Women bear the brunt of the negative impacts of traditional cooking.  Often forced to gather their own fuel for cooking, they can spend hours each day walking to find wood and carry it home. Cooking over a three stone fire, women inhale harmful smoke equivalent to two packs of cigarettes per day.

Prakti stoves improve the lives of women around the world. Using up to 80 percent less fuel than traditional fires, our stoves save women time and energy usually spent gathering wood. Generating up to 80 percent less smoke, they allow women to avoid the myriad negative health impacts from traditional cooking.

Perhaps even more important, however, Prakti empowers women outside the home. By training women to assemble and sell our stoves, we are helping create a new generation of female entrepreneurs. For more information on the ways we are empowering women across the globe, check out the stories below.