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Stoves to save money

Mere Naleba
Monday, June 30, 2014

THE Sawani Hill 3 Neelgiri Mother's Club will soon be able to save money normally spent on kerosene and gas after the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation involved them in a rocket stove project.

While some may find this idea a little over the edge, club president Rohini Kumar said it was a fantastic way of saving energy and also cost efficient.

The social worker said most mothers were anticipating the official handover of the 22 rocket stoves because it would enable them to save a few more dollars.

"We are so thankful to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation for this wonderful initiative," Mrs Kumar said.

"This is a great idea and we are anxious to start using these environment friendly stoves."

Made out of steel and cement, the stove is the size of a kerosene stove and only needs three to four pieces of firewood to provide heat to cook a meal for an average-sized family.

Mrs Kumar said they tested a stove last Wednesday and it took them four minutes to boil water to prepare two cups of tea.

"Each family here can now be proud owners of this rocket stove."

It took the ministry two weeks to make the stoves, with the final touches being done now before the official handover of the stoves on July 10.


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