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Lighting Vulnurable Community by Solar Power: (Nov 10, 2010)


In the donation and support of International Company and National organization the vulnerable and low caste community has been lighted by solar power. The 22 household of Hile Village has got free source of light because the National grid line has not been access.

Improve Cooking Stove research study in UNSW: (Nov 2, 2010)

Suprabhat Basnet a founder member of RECED has got an opportunity to work with a group of engineer student in University of New South Wales (UNSW), to improve the existing improve cooking stove which is currently using in Nepal. A year long study has been conducted by 15 engineer students. An extensive report can be viewed here: view all news

Improve Cooking Stove (ICS) Programs

Improve Cooking Stove Mr. Niel Vaz, who was an engineer student in Masters in Cambridge university designed the Improve Cooking Stove (ICS) Programs under the Student Analysis and research program (SARP) of RECED in 2007. Mr. Vaz was also the active member of Engineer Without Boarders, UK.

The program was mutually funded by Cambridege Univeristy, Engineer Without boarders, UK, and Nizel vaz.

The program has installed improved cooking stoves in Baglung district of Lekhani village. The Solar Development Committee (SDC) and Bio Gas Program (BSP) of the local community were two major copartners.

More then 20 people majority were women, were trained for constructing the improve cooking stove. The training was given by BSP in the local community. SDC has supported the construction wages of the trainer.

Major Problem of Traditional Stove:
problemsIndoor air pollution (IAP) from cooking with solid fuels is the fourth largest cause of death in the world’s poorest countries and the majority of deaths are women and children, since they spend the most time in the kitchen.

IAP causes acute lower respiratory infection, such as pneumonia; chronic Using traditional stove
obstructive pulmonary disease, such as bronchitis and emphysema; and lung cancer. While the traditional stove has no ventilation system and fills the room with smoke, the ICS encloses the cooking fire and has a chimney, so the majority of smoke is removed from the room and IAP is dramatically reduced.

Outcomes of the project:

The ICS is also much more efficient than the traditional stove meaning less wood is burned and cooking a meal is quicker. This project has reduced wood use by a total of over 300 tonnes per year and decrease carbon dioxide emissions by more than 500 tonnes per year. Each household have saved an average of at least 2 hours per week in cooking time and over 2¼ hours per week in wood collection. Since women bear the majority of these responsibilities, they are benefited most from increased time for income generating activities; education and skills development; childcare or relaxation.

Beside this, more then 20 people who have got training on ICS construction get an job opportunity in constructing ICS in neighbour community.