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Title: Towards a better life


1
Towards a better life
  • for poor families in Son Tay, Ha Tay Province

2
Energy saving ovens
  • SWU, VGRRC and DED
  • enabled
  • 100 poor families
  • in Son Tay
  • to construct
  • energy saving ovens
  • in 2002

Farmer, SWU team and DED staff
3
Traditional cooking
  • One kitchen is shared by all females living in
    one household grandmother, housewife and
    daughter(s)
  • Smoke produced from traditional open fireplaces
    causes eye inflammations and chest infections
    among the women working in the kitchen

Traditional fire place, made redundant after the
installation of an energy saving oven
4
Sources of energy
  • Traditionally, women in Son Tay use rice straw,
    dry grass and fuel wood as sources of energy for
    cooking and heating
  • The same fuels can be used with this type of
    oven, but as it is more fuel-efficient, less is
    needed

Mrs. Ha is preparing for cooking
5
Technology adapted womens needs
  • Ovens are built from concrete, placed against the
    wall of the kitchen building
  • Complete meals can be prepared without problems
  • The openings are made to measure and require no
    new pots and pans

Mrs. Hoa, President SWU and DED staff in a
farmers kitchen with new oven
6
Chimney
  • A properly constructed chimney should be higher
    than the roof and have a protective cover to
    prevent rainwater, leaves and pests (rats etc.)
    from entering
  • In Son Tay, various materials are used bricks,
    metal or earthenware pipes

7
Direct impact
  • Reduced fuel demands eases the workload of the
    women who collect it
  • More efficient use of fuel wood results in
    considerable savings for the household
  • Women are less exhausted and spend more quality
    time with their families
  • The reduction in pollutants improves the health
    status of the women who work in the kitchen

Women in Kim Son, Son Tay transport the fuel wood
needed on their way back home from work in the
factory
8
For a better life
  • ALL THE FEMALES
  • living
  • in a household
  • enjoy
  • better
  • living conditions
  • from
  • an investment of
  • 200.000 VN Dong (13 US)

A farmer preparing a meal
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