ENERGY EXCHANGE STOVE PROGRAM
In June 2020, we started working on a pilot project to develop more efficient cook stoves for rural communities Nepal. We are working with community members in the villages of Shikhar Ambote and Kushadevi, which are located in the hilly Kavreplanchok District of Central Nepal.
Our goal is to work closely with community members to design culturally appropriate and affordable cook stoves that are more efficient than those traditionally in use. This will reduce the amount of wood needed for fuel and mitigate the severe health hazards associated with prolonged exposure to smoke inhalation.
Student Stove Projects
Mountains of Relief supported three 4th year CAPSTONE design projects through the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering. Students were asked to design a clean cook stove to meet the traditional cooking needs of Nepalis families while also improving combustion efficiency and reducing indoor air pollution.
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program
Mountains of Relief is currently providing emergency relief to daily wage earners in Nepal who have been hit especially hard during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This program has been made possible by the generous donations of Red Hat Outfitters.