Improving Livelihoods through Improved Cookstoves: Majhi Tole, Udaypur
|ICS built and promoted under WEE-Nepal Project|
Majhi Tole (English translation: Majhi = Fisherman; Tole = Hamlet) is a small village located in Katari Municipality, Ward no. 4 of Udayapur district. It is a poor community, members of which practice fishing as a seasonal occupation. The village, with a heterogeneous population of diverse ethnic backgrounds, consists of 58 households. This village is representative of economically marginalized groups of Nepal, which lack access to clean cooking solutions. This case presents itself as an example of a successful collaboration between the community, government and non-governmental entities to ensure access of poor households to improved cooking solutions. As of September 2016, all families in the village have fixed-type Rocket Stoves (see picture) installed in their kitchens. These units have been installed by women stove entrepreneurs trained within the WEE-Nepal Project.
This case study is based on the interactions of the Advocacy Team with community members of Majhi Tole in September 2016.
The Rocket Stove
The Rocket Stove is a composite system built with sun-baked mud-bricks, earth and metallic components (fire grate and a pot holder).