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Update from India              December 2017 
Ann Peck, Executive Director
Women and Children Wait for a Stove in India
800 million people in India alone are affected by toxic smoke pollution from cooking daily in small unventilated houses with no chimneys. Together we can alleviate the suffering caused by this global health problem. 
Make Your Christmas Special This Year!

Give the gift of a smokeless stove
$35 for one stove, one family

 
Know that you may save the life of a child, her brothers and sisters, her mother, or the whole family. No matter what hope we have for uplifting children out of dire poverty, if they are sick or worse .  .  .  do not make it to their first birthday, all of our other opportunities for them have no relevance.
Health is first.


Give the gift that continues to “give” long past the holidays.
 
Donate
Trip of a Life Line! It’s not too late to sign up for a trip you will never forget to southern India, with our friend and supporter, Catherine Frith. Contact her now for your place on the list. The tour includes a stop in Kodaikanal where you will be able to witness a stove installation first hand and meet the people we serve in their own homes. Contact:  catherineskinesiology@gmail.com.
Wish List:  Bump it Up! 2018

Education empowers people to help themselves
 
A one- time request for donations to complete our new initiative in 2018:
$2,500  •  survey  •  map  •  picture booklet
Every amount donated will move us forward
 
3 Part Program and Facilitators for 2018:
 
  1. Install 25 new stoves:  this will be a randomly selected group of families waiting for a new stove from the areas we now serve. We will conduct interviews before and after each new installation to assess customer satisfaction and health impact. (Jabeen Ahmad, Masters of Public Health, Dartmouth College, NH)
     
  2. Map locations of our installations with GPS Smart Phone:  Selvam our installer will photograph all of our installations to date and forward the data to us digitally. (Judson Peck, Masters of Environmental Policy, Bard College, NY)
     
  3. Photo Booklet:  Visual images depicting:  1) the critical health needs for women and children around toxic smoke, 2) step by step instructions about how to install a stove and 3) maintenance information for women to keep the stove clean and operating well.  The booklet will be designed in collaboration with local communities in a culturally appropriate format. (Ann Peck, 16 years field experience in rural villages in India)
Partners Waiting for Us:  We currently have new contacts in:  a registered trust in India that works in rural potters’ villages, a contact in Africa and another in Assam waiting for this information. Your donation will enable us to reach out to new areas, train new installers and expand our radius of impact.
If you wish to participate in our new educational program, please note
"Bump it Up!" on your check or paypal donation to Kids Health India. 

All other donations continue to install stoves.
Donate
Each smokeless stove installation costs $35 (US)
Kids Health India, Inc. is a U.S. nonprofit that supports the installation of improved cookstoves for low-income families in southern India to alleviate the suffering caused by daily inhalation of toxic smoke from cooking fires. To learn more or get involved visit our website:  www.kidshealthindia.com.
270 stoves installed
benefiting 1,128 people
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