Fighting Lung Cancer and Pneumonia in Peru

Fighting Lung Cancer and Pneumonia in Peru

4.3 million children and adults die prematurely from household air-pollution every year. The smoke from domestic fires (predominately used for cooking) causes more deaths in Peru than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs combined. We work with families living high in the Andes to build smoke ventilated kitchens to fight this diseases and save the families income as less wood is required for cooking!

According to the World Health Organisation each year 4.3 million children and adults die prematurely from household air-pollution. Reach Out Volunteers Charity helps install smoke ventilated stoves, allowing the house to fill up with heat but the ventilation system will removes the smoke from the houses.

Our volunteers trek into the villages to work on installing simple these smoke ventilated smoke kitchens that will dramatically reduce the domestic air pollution inturn reduce levels of cancer, asthma and pneumonia in these communities. Because of the design, the flued stoves use less wood in the burning process allowing families to save an extra portion of their income.

Many families living high in the Andes mountains suffer from malnutrition and cannot afford the transport required to travel down to the markets to purchase fresh food.

We help build sustainable greenhouses and provide the knowledge to allow these families to grow produce year-round, reducing malnutrition within the family.