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Die Ofenmacher e.V.

managed by B. Dönitz (Communication)

About us

The purpose of the Association The Stovemakers eV is the spread of smoke-free cooking stoves in rural households , especially in developing countries. Our working area is currently in Nepal, here the project has its origin .
In most rural households in Nepal an open fire is used in the living room for cooking today. This practice poses risks , especially for young children who crawl or fall into the fire and suffered severe burns. Furthermore, long-term health damage ( chronic bronchial , smoker's leg ) are observed in the residents that are all their lives exposed to the dense smoke in homes.
The possibilities for a qualified treatment are not given in the remote villages and so arise during the healing process most severe disabilities for the rest of life. Muscles , tendons and ligaments are contracted , limiting the mobility of an up to full stiffness.
The traditional method of cooking on an open fire makes use of the energy content of the fuels used , mostly wood from the surrounding forests is woefully inadequate . The pressure on the wooded areas of Nepal is constantly increasing , more and more trees will be cut down . In addition to the known environmental problems, this also means that the women to travel further and further afield , and often have to spend most of the day with the collection of fuel. Women are traditionally responsible for cooking and thus also for the procurement of fuel in Nepal.
The club was founded in 2010 , headquarters of the Association shall be Munich.

Project transfer to Kenya and Ethiopia in the test phase .

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Ich habe 1.201,78 € Spendengelder erhalten

  B. Dönitz  02 January 2018 at 03:03 PM

Unsere Arbeit in Nepal, Kenia und Äthiopien geht weiter voran und am Ende des Jahres werden wir wieder mehr als 10.000 Öfen übergeben haben. In jedem Haushalt leben im Durchschnitt 5 Mitglieder, die alle von den besseren Lebensbedingungen profitieren. Zusätzlich wird jährlich pro Ofen etwa 1 Tonne CO2 durch die ökonomischere Verbrennung eingespart. Dieses Argument zählt allerdings für die Hausfrauen und Familien wenig. Im Alltag ist wichtig, dass weniger Holz herbeigeschafft oder eventuell gekauft werden muss. Es zählt, dass die Luft in der Küche und damit im ganzen Haus wieder sauber ist, weil der Qualm nach draußen geleitet wird. Es zählt, dass weniger Medizin zu kaufen ist, denn die Bronchialerkrankungen treten seltener auf und der Husten auch. 

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