Give a stove

By staff writers
October 23, 2008
Give a smoke free stove through Christian Aid

Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here

If you are looking for a gift that is ethical, green and will make a huge difference to someone in the developing world, then consider a smoke-free, fuel efficient stove.

An ideal gift for a cook, someone who likes food or likes to bake, you can give one through Christian Aid's Present Aid site, as a gift on someone else's behalf.

These simple, efficient, smokefree stoves tackle poverty in three great ways.

(i) They protect women and children from inhaling smoke, and thus from respiratory diseases –which cause up to a quarter of all child deaths in the developing world.

(ii) They use 70 per cent less firewood –which means less time spent collecting wood and more time in school or earning a living.

(iii) Using less wood conserves precious woodlands, which help keep soil fertile.

You can give one on someone else's behalf, quickly and easily online. Just visit the Christian Aid Present Aid website, select the stove gift, and a card will be sent with your personal message to the person on whose behalf you are giving the gift.

Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here

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