$30,000 Grant Awarded to the Himalayan Stove Project by the Halton Foundation

More than half of the world’s population, mostly in developing countries, rely on polluting biomass fuels to meet their basic energy needs. Cooking and heating using open fires or primitive stoves causes unhealthy levels of indoor air pollution which kills almost 2 million people each year – the fourth largest public health issue in the world.

The Himalayan Stove Project is dedicated to improving the health of the people in the trans-Himalayan region.The organisation provides free, clean-burning, highly fuel-efficient cook stoves to families living in the Himalayas who now cook with traditional, rudimentary stoves or over open fire pits inside their homes, consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to dangerously unhealthy levels.

Replacing open cooking fires and primitive stoves, improves health and quality of life of families by reducing indoor air pollution significantly. It also decreases environmental damage in the fragile and sensitive Himalayan ecosystem by reducing de-forestation and reducing carbon emissions.

For more information on our program, and how you can contribute to our on-going efforts please visit our website at:

Halton Foundation is a charity organisation founded in 2010 to help people who otherwise could notafford to improve their wellbeing and indoor environmental quality. Halton Foundation provides grants annually to non-profit organizations promoting wellbeing of people in indoor environments. We also endeavour to assimilate indoor environmental data for improvement of indoor environmental quality, and it is our mission to share this knowledge with the world and to support research in this field. The foundation operates without geographical limitations.

SOURCE Himalayan Stove Project