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Gender Issues Hamper Clean Cookstoves

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Women are often eager to get the upgraded cookstoves but in many countries do not make financial choices, and cookstoves must compete against other household-spending priorities.

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JL A (281)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:18 pm
"“The results of the study from Bangladesh underscore the efforts to seek more input from and better understand the preferences of cookstove users, who, by and large, are women,” says Radha Muthiah, executive director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation. The Alliance’s goal is to get 100 million households to adopt clean cookstoves by 2020."

Debbie G (306)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:26 pm
This IS a third world country, as are many of the countries where the cookstoves are being promoted and hopefully implemented. These people have used the old stoves all of their lives and just don't understand the dangers of them and the benefits the new ones can provide. Too sad.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 2:51 am
Why not give a week of clean cooking? All it takes is 350 butterfly credits!
(I've done it 210 times so far BTW)
Thank You! Gracias! Merci! Obrigado!

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:06 am
I guess I should use my butterflies for cement for stoves. It's easy to see why the women don't get the stoves they should use. When men and women share the cooking then homes have better appliances.

Kath P (9)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:03 am
Use your butterfly credits to help these women.

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:30 am
You cannot currently send a star to Ben because you have done so within the last day.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:27 am
I guess I know where my next butterfly credits are going, thank you JL for article and other members for suggestion!!

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:29 am
You cannot currently send a star to Cindy because you have done so within the last day.

Les M (3)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:15 am
I can understand how the men think it's a waste of the little money they have. maybe there can be some sort of incentive to buy one.

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:18 am
I have been planting trees with my rewards. I need to start using some for clean cooking.

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:32 am
I believe there were similar problems in Central America. Listen to what the people say are their priorities before sending in anything new. You'll save yourself money and time and resources; not to mention the new appliance ending up in the local landfill.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:14 am

From this article it seems that many are aware of the health hazards but are not in a position to make those decisions about how the money will be spent. If we could supply them all with new cook stoves that are not a health hazard would they be used? Traditions do also come into play here.

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:25 am
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:51 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:50 pm
I, too, have been using my rewards to give a week of clean cooking......Maybe the people will see how much better the air is.......Thank you .

Marianne B (107)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:55 pm
Yes. Use butterfly credits for cement to build the stoves, then also for a week of clean cooking.
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