Clean Cookstoves 

Throughout the world, the United Nations Foundation's Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (UNF-GACC) is working hard to further the initiative that will reduce the amount of airborne pollutants created by the simple act of burning wood over an open fire - that a woman inhales when she cooks for her family. The UNF-GACC is educating women on new cooking methods and stoves.

The UNF-GACC has worked tirelessly to bring a safe method of cooking to women in developing world communities. Cambodia's women continue to endure at the village level, the acrid, toxic smoke that's created from burning wood fuel, at each and every meal.

The team at Red Dirt Road want the same benefits in life for Saly and the seamstresses, as we expect for ourselves. In this spirit, the RDR team is investigating the feasibility of successfully implementing a modern cooking solution that will reduce the smoke, the hazards, the wood fuel consumption and the water needed to boil precious water over inefficient "campfires" outlined by the GACC mission.

For further information, please visit the Global Alliance website at:

If you would like to be part of this initiative, or want to donate money toward the kitchen gardens, we welcome your help. Please drop us a note in the CONTACT US section of the website.