MILE 1: TANZANIA
My journey begins in Mwanza, Tanzania walking with a beautiful and empowered stove mason named Elizabeth. Elizabeth and a team of women in Mwanza handcraft charcoal-efficient stoves and sell them at affordable prices to local families. The stoves not only provide income to impoverished women but also drastically reduce the life-threatening health risks from cooking over open fire.
MILE 1 QUICK FACTS:
1. Cooking over open fire is one of the world's most unknown killers. Four million people die each year from breathing toxic smoke.
2. Families with an open flame kitchen inhale the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes per day. TWO PACKS!
3. Stoves are a simple, energy-efficient solution to this problem.
4. Each stove saves a family 20% of their daily expenses because they use 50% less charcoal each day.
5. It only costs $20 to fund a stove!
All donations directly benefit The Adventure Project, a nonprofit that creates jobs in developing countries. Founded by two American women, Becky Straw and Jody Landers, The Adventure Project invests in entrepreneurial solutions that save lives. Since 2010, they have created 1,262 jobs to uplift people from poverty.