A simple technology is transforming lives and saving nature in Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries.
This tiny Himalayan nation is famed for the world’s highest peak and abundant wildlife. It is also known for its grinding poverty where many families like the Mahatos eke out a living. In a rural village on the edge of a forest live a family you will come to know well: Buddhi Ram Mahato, his wife Chanar, son Dambar, and daughter Chanda.COOKING WITH BIO(GAS)
The Mahatos, like 60 percent of Nepal, rely on wood to cook their meals. They spent hours foraging for wood in nearby forests, risking attack from predators like wild tigers. At home, the wood fires produced more smoke than heat, causing serious respiratory illnesses. Slowly but surely, the forest is literally going up in smoke.
We can change that.
World Wildlife Fund’s biogas program is already putting biogas cookstoves within reach of these families. This affordable and highly effective technology turns animal and human waste into a far better alternative to wood.
And now Power the World is teaming up with WWF up on an ambitious challenge—bring biogas to an entire village, roughly 150 households, to create a real transformation.
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Your donation will save nature + reduce carbon emissions + improve health + decrease poverty
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