Can you imagine if cooking your three daily meals actually caused you more harm than good? This is exactly what’s happening in Mwanza, Tanzania, where many households have no choice but to cook their meals over an open flame. Those who cook over an open fire unknowingly inhale the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes per day.
On Giving Tuesday, global humanitarian and impact storyteller Mallory Brown launched the first episode of her Walk a Mile campaign. To kick off her campaign, Mallory traveled to Tanzania where she met Elizabath, a stove mason who is working hard to reduce the number of families cooking over open fires in her country.
Watch episode one of Mallory’s 26-part Walk a Mile series:
More information and episodes can be found here.
Cooking over open fire is one of the world’s most unknown killers.
Every year, over 4 million people in developing nations die from inhaling all the toxins that result from cooking over an open fire. Unfortunately, many families have no choice but to cook over open flame due to the high prices of stoves. As a result, cooking daily meals for their families poses a major health risk for many people in third-world countries.
Stoves are a safe, energy-efficient alternative to cooking over open fire.
In an effort to combat the issues and risks that arise from cooking over an open fire, Elizabeth and a team of women in Mwanza create handmade charcoal stoves, which they sell at affordable prices. Not only is it beneficial in reducing the health risks and deaths that result from cooking over an open fire, but it also provides an income to impoverished women, like Elizabeth herself.
The Adventure Project in Tanzania
In Tanzania, The Adventure Project helps hard working entrepreneurs like Elizabeth, by teaching them essential skills such as marketing, financing and sales so they can become more profitable stove masons. The nonprofit organization works to uplift people from poverty by creating jobs and providing them with skills, resources and empowerment. Since 2010, The Adventure Project has created 1,262 jobs for people living in impoverished areas.
Donate to Mallory’s Campaign Today
With each episode of Walk a Mile, Mallory is asking for donations to benefit different charities and organizations she has partnered with. Her ultimate goal is to raise $1 million for working women around the world.
Consider donating to Mallory’s Walk a Mile campaign today! Each donation for mile one will directly benefit The Adventure Project, which will help women like Elizabeth create a better life for themselves. Visit Mallory’s Crowdrise page to make a donation — only $20 funds a stove for someone in need!
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