Kapurakanti Rana and Group – Fuel Efficient Stoves (M. Rampur, Orissa, India)
Kapurakanti Rana from Orissa has formed a group with Sangita Das, Para Rana, Urmila and Susila, her neighbours and seek your help in funding a loan of Rs 13,500, which will help them buy clean and reduced-smoke cookstoves. Everyday, these women inhale smoke that is released from the firewood that they burn while cooking food for their families. This causes breathing problems such as wheezing, resulting in a lot of discomfort. With your help, they will be able to raise their standard of living and lead a healthy life. Since they cannot afford to pay the entire amount upfront, they will repay parts of the loan as monthly installments in 6 months.