The Big Picture in 2018     November 2018 
Ann Peck, Executive Director
We Own It! A big thanks to Geneva International School and two board members who were able to see the importance of better transportation for our growing project. They reached our goal to purchase a nearly new Maruti Sazuki van. Selvam, our installer, will be able to carry materials, tools, a ladder and his wife, Sheela, in one trip.
Game Changer:  Empowering Women to Help Themselves
Sheela, a trained nurse, has volunteered to become Selvam’s new partner in the field to educate village women on the health risks of smoke and demonstrate how a new smokeless stove works. A husband and wife team is ideal for rural India.
Sheela (left) talks to a local woman. 
Gender Equality and Empowering Women
"I want to lead the smokeless stove project because it addresses multiple issues such as health, nutrition, gender inequality, and environment—all of which I care deeply about and discuss in my SEED (Social Education and Environment Department) classes."
Iti Maloney (left) on Saturday mornings takes students into villages to mix cement for a new stove.
“I am particularly interested in witnessing how the changing of a stove can empower women. This project enables me to offer my students the experience of making a direct impact on someone’s life and to witness how millions of Indians live throughout the country.”
Iti Maloney, SEED Teacher, Kodaikanal International School, India
Three Board Members on the Ground in 2018: 

Bump it Up Program in Full Swing!
New KHI President:  Jabeen Ahmad, Masters in Public Health, Dartmouth College
Jabeen (left)  joins a local translator, Denci Michaels, to interview village women before a stove installation as stage one of our assessment program.
Here is her kitchen before the new stove. Stage two is going back to visit her after the new stove installation.
Ann Peck, KHI Executive Director

KHI offers a subsidized stove, including contributions from each family and free access to information in each village we visit. "We want as many people to have the stove as quickly as possible to save lives. With 800 million people living in toxic smoke in India alone, there is no time to waste."
Ann sharing the first draft of our stove information booklet with a local mason.
Wendy Riber, Educational Consultant and KHI Board Member
Wendy composes a song in Tamil for preschool children in India with the chorus "smoke out."
Cricket between rooftops. Boys start up a cricket game in a bare patch of ground between the closely stacked houses where we support installations of improved cookstoves.
Feel the Need
A mother and her children sit close to the fire in a typical cooking area in a village home—a fire with no chimney. (Photo by Selvam)
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:

414 stoves installed
benefiting 1,700 people
Search Cyclone Gaja to see devastation of village homes where we install cookstoves.
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